MASKS Literary Magazine: Fall 2021 | Issue No. 2

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  • paperback
  • 84 pages
  • size: 6.5" x 9.6"
  • cover art by Miya Turnbull
  • sponsored by the Columbia College Chicago Library as a part of the library's Aesthetics of Research Program

About the Publication: 

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).

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.

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