Cover Photo by Crysta Winter

Welcome to our late Spring 2021 Issue! This season Mason Street is so very proud to share that two poets from prior issues have placed as finalists in the prestigious Best of the Net Awards! Congratulations to Anastasia Vassos and De Misty Bellinger! Mason Street couldn’t be prouder to place in these awards, created by Sundress Publications
We’re thrilled to continue with a high caliber of talent from our special guests for this issue. Be sure to read poet and author Marge Piercy’s My Library Memories column. Then feast on the array of gorgeous poems, fiction, and essays, from Dorset Prize winner Lauren Camp, Carve Poetry prize winner Robbie Gamble, and many others, both on our featured page and our blog, as we examine Spring during a world pandemic (and the paradoxes that brings).
It’s been a time of great loss and devastating upheaval in the world, to say the least; but in these pages, graced with lovely cover art by Crysta Winter. we hope you’ll find reflections not only of how Covid19 has changed us, but also how the human spirit endures and blooms .∎

Celeste Schantz, Editor