Peter Mason is a Bi+ poet from Rochester, NY. He received a BA from SUNY Fredonia and is an MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas. His poetry is the recipient of the inaugural C.D. Wright/Academy of American Poets Prize, a Walton Fellowship in Poetry from the University of Arkansas, a finalist for the 2018 Puerto del Sol Poetry Contest, and the runner-up in Epiphany’s 2017 Spring Contest. His work has appeared in Booth, The Journal, Vinyl, Tinderbox, LUMINA, Sinking City, Muzzle and elsewhere. He is the Development Director and Assistant Poetry Editor of The Arkansas International, the Development Director of The Open Mouth Reading Series, and Co-founder & Editor of |tap| lit mag.