COMMENTS ON PRESENCE
Enjoy reading each issue. Recommended.
Martin Lucas is able to perceive past his own preoccupations -- -pretty outstanding in the haiku world.
Presence is a fine magazine that would benefit in a color cover and a good spine! It could do with more funding, but at least they are wise in keeping the basic look of the magazine simple to avoid financial hardships down the line.
Presence is a reliable read, with a good number of interesting and strong poems, but also some poems that are different from the American perspective of haiku that make it worth reading.
Only difficulty in finding it keeps it on the second tier,
which may be remedied in the coming months.