MASKS Literary Magazine Bundle: Issues No. 2 & 3
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- MASKS Literary Magazine Bundle includes 1 copy of Issue No. 2 and 1 copy of Issue No. 3
- Issue No. 2: 84 pages | Issue No. 3: 96 pages
- size: 6.5" x 9.6"
- Issue No. 2: cover art by Miya Turnbull | Issue No. 3: cover art by Melissa Meier
- sponsored by the Columbia College Chicago Library as a part of the library's Aesthetics of Research Program
About the Publications:
The second issue of MASKS Literary Magazine, sponsored by the Columbia Library's Aesthetics of Research, was submitted to (and won) Columbia's 2022 Weisman Award. Columbia poets and writers included in this issue are Sarah (Qiuqi) Bovold, Emilie Plunkett, Sean Swogger, and Muchen Wang. This is in addition to an international pool of contributors from Iran, Italy, Canada, and China. MASKS' entire editorial staff consists of Columbia MFA candidates.
The Featured Artist of this issue is Japanese-Canadian artist Miya Turnbull, a mask-maker and video/projection artist who works predominantly with self portraits as a way to explore and examine identity, persona, and self-image. She has exhibited internationally and currently lives in Mi'kma'ki (Nova Scotia).
The third issue of MASKS Literary Magazine is the recipient of Columbia's 2022 Weisman Award. Columbia poets and writers included in this issue are Siera Carpenter, Arniecea Johnson, Kimberly Rosa, and Tyler Odeneal. The entire editorial staff consists of Columbia MFA candidates, including Eileen Lannan Poetry Prize winners Nisha Atalie and Noah Zanella, and Hypertext Short Story Award-winner Trevor (C.T.) Lisa. This is in addition to an international pool of contributors from Nigeria, India, Italy, Canada, Poland, the UK, and Brazil.
The Featured Artist of this issue is Melissa Meier, a mask-maker and fashion designer who uses natural materials like leaves, stones, eggshells, rice, and pinecones to create kinetic sculptures of warrior women—exemplifying strength, beauty, and harmony with the elements.
This issue's featured interview is Columbia MFA alum Kate Wisel, the author of the linked story collection "Driving in Cars with Homeless Men," which won the 2019 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Wisel is now adapting the collection for a miniseries with Bad Wolf and Pearl Street Productions.
MASKS Mission Statement:
MASKS Literary Magazine is a Weisman Award-winning, independent, print and online literary magazine committed to amplifying the voices of emerging writers and visual artists. We're eager to serve as a gateway for emerging creatives and publish new perspectives. As such, we've pledged to increase representation of the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, disabled, multilingual, and other marginalized and underrepresented communities. MASKS Literary Magazine provides a space for individual artistic development with the larger goal of fostering literary thinking in our culture through our publication.