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Acorn is a biannual print journal dedicated to publishing the best of contemporary English-language haiku. In particular, it showcases the individual poem and the ability of haiku to reveal the extraordinary moments found in everyday life.

A.C. Missias, Founder

Carolyn Hall, Editor, 2008-2012

Susan Antolin, Editor, 2012- 

Ordering Information

Individual issues

$10 U.S.

$11 Canada

$12 Overseas



$16 U.S.

$18 Canada

$20 Overseas


$30 U.S.

$34 Canada

$38 Overseas

Payment in U.S. funds only. 

Subscriptions and renewals by check should be made payable to Susan Antolin (not Acorn) and mailed to:

Susan Antolin

115 Conifer Lane

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Print out the order form and enclose it with your payment.

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To check availability of back issues or ask any other questions, please email Thank you!



On June 11, 2023 the Acorn community gathered to celebrate Acorn's 25th anniversary. To view a recording of the event, click HERE.

Award Nominatons

The following poems were nominated for the Touchstone Award for Individual Poems from the 2023 issues of Acorn. Of these, the poems by Carolyn Hall, Dan Curtis, Lee Hudspeth, Julie Schwerin, Christa Pandey, and Antoinette Cheung were also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Congratulations to all!

Award Nominations

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