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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I have just learned that I am one of eight recipients of the 2012 Touchstone Award for haiku, awarded by the Haiku Foundation

The Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems are bestowed annually on haiku and senryu that represent noteworthy additions to English-language haiku in the estimation of a distinguished panel of haiku poets, editors and scholars. The Awards are open to any English-language haiku or senryu published in the current calendar year. 

An honor indeed. The haiku singled out, which has been posted here before, is

first date
the way she pronounces
Van Gogh


Blogger Frank... said...

Congratulations Bill on your Award...

4:50 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

Félicitations !!!

5:17 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Well earned, Bill! _m

7:04 AM  
Blogger Bouwe Brouwer said...

As we say: Gefeliciteerd! (with a hard G as in van Gogh :)

7:41 AM  
Blogger polona said...

well deserved, congratulations!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Frank, Monika, Doug, Bouwe, polona, my deepest thanks.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

brilliant! Congratulations dear Bill

much love...

2:57 AM  
Blogger Warren said...

I see those lips forming "Gogh" - yumm. Congratulations for my friend - an award richly deserved.


6:54 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...


1:09 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Warren, Gillena, and Juliet.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

Congratulations, Bill. Well deserved.


5:23 PM  
Blogger jem said...

Well done Bill - justly deserved. And I'm sure we're all saying Van Gogh aloud in our own ways now.

3:57 AM  

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