COMMENTS ON TUNDRA
A beautifully produced journal with a huge selection of all sorts of works. So comprehensive! And way to much stuff for me to get a sense of identity from it. Also it's beyond being just late. It's almost a mysterious legend before the arrival of #2. Frustrating.
Tundra holds great promise for promoting haiku and other short-form poetry. However, with only one issue in print in the past two years, writers are reluctant to send their best work.
Though 3 issues per year were promised (when I sent in my $21), only one issue has been published in a year and a half.
One issue in 4 years -- who can tell? plus, some editorial decisions (the interview!) are head-scratchers.
The editor's erratic publication dates and lack of renewal notices have contributed to my lapsed subscription. I'm not sure what the journal is doing now.
I subscribed but only received the first issue, so the "B" is more for a lack of consistency than quality.
The journal itself is of high quality, but publishing history is so erratic I will not subscribe now.
I'll give it an A -- when it comes out.
If only Michael would answer my emails or find my correct address
Tundra might be ranked lower because it has not come out with regularity, although I believe the quality of Tundra's haiku is very high.
Potentially the finest journal of all, but its failure to appear after the first issue leaves it adrift and largely a question-mark.
It's grand, but I'm fonder of journals that stick to haiku.
I gave Hummingbird and Tundra an X -- they are both excellent journals but focus on the short poem and not specifically on haiku or haikai in general, so I felt it best not to evaluate them at all.
Tundra seems to be a quality journal, but it tries to take on too much for my tastes. Maybe that is why it appears so intermittently. Since much of what is included doesn't interest me I take my journal dollars elsewhere.