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2021 Touchstone Poem Award Nominees

The editors are pleased to announce our nominees for The Haiku Foundation's 2021 Touchstone Poem awards. Our thanks to the authors of these poems. We wish them luck!

Fall 2021 (Issue 2)


 

mountain path

almost reaching

the Milky Way

 

Nadejda Kostadinova

redwoods the rain that never reaches us

 

Cherie Hunter Day


 

through a cedar grove

the flickering lights

of an RV park

 

John Budan

 

weaned calf

the mountaintop

swallowed by clouds

 

Polona Oblak


 

new year’s eve

the kiss

of beer froth

 

Agnes Eva Savich


 

chemotherapy

I stop by the barbershop

just to say hello

 

Bill Kenney


 

my youth

where the tree

where the treehouse was

 

Alan S. Bridges


 

memorial bench

a ladybug rests

on your name

 

Antoinette Cheung

 

her evening alone

the paparazzi

of fireflies

 

Dan Schwerin


 

counting days

by pill dispenser

the waning light

 

Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff

Spring, 2021 (Issue 1)


 

open all night

the waitress gazes into

her reflection

 

Bill Kenney


 

season after season

grass rises and rises

my husband

 

Grace Cavalieri


 

spring sun

still some winter

in the turtle

 

Laurie D. Morrissey


 

first frost

the breaths of geese

on the field

 

Jacquie Pearce


 

sweet potato

the peeling away

of intimacy

 

Joanna Ashwell

 

reclining seals

the still life

of the sea

 

Peter Newton


 

a rainy day inside what I am

 

Lori Becherer


 

a tanker truck stamped flammable the summer moon

 

paul m.


 

smooth in my hand the stone’s long journey

 

David Berger


 

stepping stones

across the stream

interrupted sky

 

Brad Bennett