Matt Mason | Poet | VCC 007

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Matt Mason joins me on this episode. Matt Mason is from the Nebraska Writers Collective. Matt Mason has a Pushcart Prize and two Nebraska Book Awards. He was a finalist for the position of Nebraska State Poet and organizes and runs poetry programming for the State Department, working in Nepal, Romania, Botswana, and Belarus. He has over 200 publications in magazines and anthologies, including Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. His most recent book, The Baby That Ate Cincinnati, was released in 2013. Matt lives in Omaha with his wife, the poet Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Daughters Sophia and Lucia.

Matt and I talked in depth about two NWC programs - Louder than a Bomb Great Plains, a high school poetry slam program and Writer’s Block, a therapeutic writing program in prisons and juvenile facilities in Nebraska.

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