The second issue of Woodnotes, like the first, still featured more news and announcements than poetry, but a shifting focus onto poetry was brewing. The masthead still identified the publication as a “newsletter.” This issue looks like it included a dozen “submitted” haiku (as opposed to poems quoted in announcements or included in commentary), with the balance of content focused on news, announcements, one meeting report, and three essays, most notably “The Use of Articles in Haiku” by Paul O. Williams. The cover employed a thicker card-stock paper, so Woodnotes was moving beyond being just a newsletter and more fully becoming a haiku journal.
Editors: vincent tripi and Paul O. Williams
Typesetting: Jane Reichhold
Illustrations: Vincent Cheng