COMMENTS ON ACORN
Outstanding in all respects; fine editorial work.
Pretty book, handy to carry around in your purse. Consistently good quality.
Top notch haiku in a straightforward format twice a year. Occasional collections of essays are of high quality with a range of contributors.
Conservative but high quality haiku.
High quality haiku, smallish focused format well laid out, simple, on-time.
Dependably good work.
My favorite "small" haiku journal.
I like the focused and high quality nature of Acorn. Its size and format are decided plusses.
Acorn is new and I loved their kigo special, an absolute classic publication special.
Both Acorn and Mayfly are strong journals that feature high-quality, "American traditional" haiku. I might give a slight edge to Acorn because a) I know Andrea, and b) there are more haiku to enjoy in each issue.
Acorn often has some very strong poems in a highly readable format, but could benefit from a bit of prose, or maybe a "best of issue" voting process.
Too small and visually uninspiring.