On the 1/11/23 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:
Dr. Andy is joined by Nebraska State Poet and Pushcart Prize recipient Matt Mason. Mason discusses his State Poet duties, his plan to perform in all 93 Nebraska counties, his hope to make a living as a poet, the act of writing geographically, and his profound renewed interest in Disneyland. He shares one poem encouraging us to support poets, a second celebrating the Nebraska Memorial Forest, and a third reflecting on an immersive childhood experience.
The Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason was Executive Director of the Nebraska Writers Collective from 2009-2022. Through the US State Department, he has run workshops in Botswana, Romania, Nepal, and Belarus. Mason is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets and the Nebraska Arts Council. His work can be found in The New York Times, on NPR’s Morning Edition, in American Life in Poetry, and more. Mason’s 4th book, At the Corner of Fantasy and Main: Disneyland, Midlife and Churros, was released by The Old Mill Press in 2022. Matt is based out of Omaha with his wife, the poet Sarah McKinstry-Brown, and daughters Sophia and Lucia.
Brad Buchanan will read with Frank Dixon Graham at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis as part of the Poetry Night Reading Series on Thursday, January 19th.
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