It’s never too early to nominate your book for the 2019 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. The Touchstones, generally acknowledged as the highest in the field, are bestowed annually on individual collections, anthologies and/or works of scholarship that represent significant contributions to English-language haiku as judged by our distinguished panel of poets, editors and scholars.
Any English-language book or other book-length production of or about haiku and/or related forms published in 2019 is eligible for the award. We accept books through the end of the year, with the deadline being a postmark no later than midnight, December 31. For details on eligibility and how to submit your nominations, visit our Touchstone Distinguished Books Award page.
Current and past award-recipients are showcased in the Touchstone Archive.