COMMENTS ON GEPPO
Fun magazine (though some of the kigo are limiting).
Most of haiku in Geppo are very bad, but at the same time, in Geppo, some of my work was praised by Patricia Machmiller and I treasure her opinion.
Serviceable club newsletter, entry level.
Interesting study journal but the poems are often way off the mark.
Geppo is a reliable journal
with good interaction and feedback (voting on poems, challenge kigo, commentary);
the quality of poems is often poor, but a few good ones do appear from time
to time. It's refreshing that the vast bulk of the poems in Geppo
are not 5-7-5, despite the Yuki Teikei group's promotion of that form --
and I find it interesting that the poems voted as best in each issue practically
never include 5-7-5 poems.