The dogwoods are turning a bright red in my garden, and we’re already half-way through autumn. With a month or so left in the year, nominations for the Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems are now open.
It’s time now to reflect on your favorite English-language haiku published during 2014. You can nominate two poems for the award, only one of which can be your own work. These are awards, not contests. We want to recognize some of the best haiku published in 2014. Our goal is to hand our panel of judges a broad selection of haiku that represents the most compelling work published this year.
As in past years, we will ask journal editors to send us English-language haiku they published during the award year. We also invite individuals–you!–to use the online submission form on the Touchstone Poem Awards page to submit your nominations for the award. That page is your best source for deadlines, the submission form, an archive of past winners, and everything else related to this award. Please follow the guidelines carefully and use the online submission form.
We look forward to seeing your favorite haiku!
Touchstone Awards Coordinator