Matt Mason of Omaha will be instated as Nebraska State Poet 2019-2023 at a 10:00 AM ceremony Monday, February 25 in the State Capitol’s Warner Chamber. Governor Pete Ricketts named Mason as State Poet in late January. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
Mason is executive director of the Nebraska Writers Collective and an award-winning poet. He has been actively involved in poetry education and advocacy programs through outreach and long-time community involvement. During his tenure he will be giving public presentations and readings as well as leading workshops and library festivals in communities throughout the state.
The Nebraska State Poet selection is the joint effort of the Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Library Commission in cooperation with the State of Nebraska. To learn more you can visit his website at matt.midverse.com. Nebraska Cultural Endowment wishes to congratulate Matt on this great achievement and thank him for taking on this important role in our State.