Contributors in this issue have addressed the subject of masking as it refers not only to the actual masks worn for protection during the Covid Pandemic, but also as it relates to disguises, concealments, camouflages, self-deceptions, and/or hidden intentions or realities of characters. Ruth Vinz’s “Thoughts on Masking” muses on various understandings of masks and masking and introduces the idea of masks as potentially valuable in the defining of oneself. Other works, such as a book review by Kasia Bartoszynska, address masking as a literary device employed by writers to hold details or reveal surprise endings or previously unnoticed writing techniques for a final effect. Examples of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry addressing the subject are highlighted above and followed up by further examples of these genres below, as well as additional ones including a TV review of the Netflix series, The Chair, by Editor, Pat Zumhagen
Headshots were provided by writers All other photos, unless identified, were shot by Pat Zumhagen,
Visual Artists are identified in works where their paintings are featured.
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