Monday, January 16, 2012

2011 Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards: The Shortlist

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The shortlist for the 2011 Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards, presented by the Haiku Foundation, has been announced and here it is (with the original post):


Beyond the Reach of My Chopsticks: New and Selected Haiku; written by Fay Aoyagi, published by Blue Willow Press

Haiku Roadsign: Axle Contemporary; edited and designed by Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman, published by Axle Contemporary

Penguins/ Pingviner; written by Johannes Bjerg, published by Cyberwit

A Narrow Road/ Uska Staza; written by Ljubomir Dragovic, published by Liber Press

The River Knows the Way; edited by Cynthia Cechota, et al, published by Haiku Dubuque

Dreams Wander On: Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness; edited by Robert Epstein, published by Modern English Tanka Press

A New Resonance 7; edited by Dee Evetts and Jim Kacian, published by Red Moon Press

My Favorite Thing, written by Michael Ketchek, Bob Lucky and Lucas Stensland , edited by Stanford M. Forrester, published by Bottle Rockets Press

Few Days North Days Few; written by Paul M., published by Red Moon Press

St. John’s Wort; written by John Martone, published by Samuddo / Ocean

The Neighbours Are Talking: Haibun; written by Mike Montreuil, published by Bondi Studios/Baby Buddha Press

An Unmown Sky/ Nepokoseno Nebo; edited by Boris Nazansky, et al., published by Haiku Association Three Rivers

Things Being What They Are, written by John S. O’Connor, published by Deep North Press

The Future of Haiku: An Interview with Kaneko Tohta; trans. from the Japanese by the Kon Nichi Translation Group, published by Red Moon Press

Past All Traps; written by Don Wentworth, published by Six Gallery Press


I couldn't find relevant links for three of the books.  If anyone knows of any, please send them along this way and I'll update the list.

Best of luck to all ...

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Rick Daddario said...

aloha Don. a very awesome list. congratulations just being on this lost. aloha.

snowbird said...

Sure glad I don't have to judge. But glad for the list... new books on my reading wish list. Good wishes, for sure.

Theresa Williams said...

Congratulations again and good luck. It is wonderful of the foundation to offer this prize. (FYI I have a short piece in Dreams Wander On. Robert put together a fine book there.)

I'm sure it will be a difficult choice for the foundation to make. Great and informative entry, Don.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks, Rick.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Touché, Merrill. Some fine, fine work, indeed.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Theresa, thanks ... and I know about "Dreams" -

I reviewed it for Simply Haiku.


Ed Baker said...

Here is John's 'St. John's Wort" :


I bet-chugh

y'all can find it on the net somewhere

JM usually just gives things away

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Yup, Ed, that's the one I linked to, both ways - great minds etc.

Theresa Williams said...

Enjoyed the review of Dreams, Don. Thanks for posting that link.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Cheers, Theresa - a fine, fine collection. Don