MATT MASON is the author of two full-length poetry collections, The Baby That Ate Cincinnati (2013) and Things We Don’t Know We Don’t Know (2006), as well as several poetry chapbooks, including: When The Bough Breaks (2005), Red, White, Blue (2003), Mistranslating Neruda (2002), and Coffee And Astronomy and Other Poems (2001). In addition to winning a Pushcart Prize and two Nebraska Book Awards, he was a 2013 Finalist for the position of Nebraska State Poet. Shortly after founding his own independent press, Morpo Press, in 1997, Matt started The Poetry Menu, a comprehensive website that lists every poetry event in the state of Nebraska. In 2011, he helped bring the Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry festival to Nebraska, establishing an Omaha chapter that now includes participants from more than 35 high schools in Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. His work with Slam Poetry also led him to found the Omaha Healing Arts Center Poetry Slam, which takes place on the second Saturday of every month. Matt currently serves as Executive Director of the Nebraska Writers Collective and resides in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife and two children.
For more information, please visit Matt’s personal website.