Photo: Adam Eaton. Subject: Semaj Rock, Draped in Red
Welcome to our Winter 2021 Issue: Frontiers/Borderlands! This month Mason Street joins CLMP, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses! We’re thrilled to continue with a high caliber of talent from our special guests for this issue, with cover art from none other than sought-after photographer and arts champion Adam Eaton, who has created a powerful portrait reflecting these turbulent times. Do check out United States Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera’s My Library Memories column. We were absolutely so thrilled and honored that the author agreed to support public libraries by being a part of this Frontiers/Borderlands issue. Juan Felipe Herrera is officially one of the nicest people in existence!
Then enjoy the graphic artistry in Frontextos, work by Octavio Quintanilla, the Poet Laureate of San Antonio 2018-2020. Listen to the heart-wrenching musical artistry of Rochester’s own Danielle Ponder, and dive into an array of gorgeous poems, fiction, essays, book reviews and more, both on our featured page and our blog, as we examine frontiers, borderlands, and the liminal spaces in between. Enjoy!∎