MATT MASON has been selected to serve as the Nebraska State Poet for the term of 2019-2024. He is the author of two full-length, Nebraska Book Award-winning poetry collections, The Baby That Ate Cincinnati (2013) and Things We Don’t Know We Don’t Know (2006) as well as a number of poetry chapbooks. 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.