The year is hurrying by, and as we approach autumn we are ready to accept your nominations for the 2020 Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems. It’s time to reflect on your favorite English-language haiku published during 2020.
The Touchstones are an award, not a contest. It is our goal to recognize the best haiku published each calendar year. We wish to present to our panelists as broad and top-flight a selection of poems as possible.
As in past years, we will ask journal editors to nominate the best of what they’ve published this year.
We also invite individuals — you! — to participate using our online form. Please send us two of your favorites, only one of which can be your own work. Nominated haiku must have been published in a paper or online journal, or recognized in a haiku contest in 2020. Self-published haiku and haiku from blogs are not eligible.
Please submit your nominations right now, and no later than year’s end. Please also supply complete citations: journal name, volume and number, or complete contest information (no acronyms, please!).
Previous award recipients are showcased in the Touchstone Archive.
You can find more information on eligibility and how to submit nominations on the Touchstone Poems Awards home page.
We look forward to seeing your nominations soon!
Bruce H. Feingold
Chair, Touchstone Awards