The second issue of Beechwood Review features minimalist writing and art – including haiku, flash fiction, and visual art – from 72 contributors. This issue highlights space, the gaps between milestones, life, and death, after which the world keeps moving. It questions: does nothing only exist around something or is it the other way around?
With haiku, haibun, haiga, one-word poems, and other short poetry, Beechwood Review 2 offers an overview of minimalist poetry in today's world. Topics for the work in this issue include: sci-fi, philosophy, nature, humor, family life, and more. BR2 does not characterize contributed work by topic, in order to let the work stand on its own, as its own, without a border of genre or type around it. Although readers can find common themes in this issue, which are: seasons, snow, winter, spring, summer, fall, nature, imagery, philosophy, death, birds, crows, family, outsiders, pain, loss, life, appreciation, magic, fantasy, science fiction, dystopia, utopia, humor, love, and more.
Contributors to this issue are: Bob Carlton, Christopher Woods, Al Ortolani, Jack C. Buck, Seth Jani, Anne Britting Oleson, Richard Luftig, t. w., Ray Scanlon, David He, Ali Znaidi, Couri Johnson, Tyler Pruett, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Gill McEvoy, Marguerite G. Bouvard, James Keane, W. Jack Savage, Johannes S.H. Bjerg, Kenneth Salzmann, Darrell Black, Daniel Davis, Jimmy Pappas, Jeffrey Zable, Karie Fugett, Marc Alexander Valle, Ernesto P. Santiago, Josh Brown, Matt Dennison, Darrell Petska, Rachel Nix, John Reinhart, Helen Buckingham, Nikki Boss, Maureen Kingston, Phil Slattery, Ross White, Bradley Babendir, Matthew Fort, Ariadna Shugaevsky Ocone & Ann Quinn, Tom Montag, Kasha Nystrand, Daryl Muranaka, Richard King Perkins II, Joann Grisetti, Anna Lowe Weber, Jinapher J. Hoffman, Chella Courington, DM O'Connor, Robert Del Mauro, Doug Hawley, Ernest Williamson III, James Croal Jackson, Mark Jackley, James W. Morris, Matthew Smart, Dawn Claflin, Cathryn Shea, Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, Jono Naito, Shari Crane, Sandee Woodside, Dave Read, Matt Hollingsworth, Barry Blitstein, John K. Webb, Mark Danowsky, Kim Peter Kovac, Sylvia Riojas Vaughn, Darrell Lindsey, Maria S. Picone, Jacob M Fisher