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Matt MasonMatt Mason

Matt Mason has read his poetry everywhere from behind the podiums of college festivals to the stages of the National Poetry Slam as well as at high schools, libraries, book stores, radio shows, state fairs, art museums, bars, ice cream parlors, and coffee shops across the country--and further, reading in Minsk, Belarus for the U.S. Department of State's last December. With an MA in Creative Writing from the University of California at Davis, Matt lives in Omaha with his wonderful wife Sarah and baby daughters Sophia and Lucia. His first full-length collection, Things We Don't Know We Don't Know, won the 2007 Nebraska Book Award for Poetry and over 100 magazines and anthologies have published his poems. He runs the Omaha Healing Arts Center Poetry Slam (on the 2nd Saturday of every month) as well as the occasional reading series and, a listing of every Nebraska poetry event.