Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 1, 2016: Matt Mason

Omaha poet and Pushcart winner Matt Mason. Photo by Laurie and Charles Kay.

Omaha poet and Pushcart winner Matt Mason. Photo by Laurie and Charles Kay.

Matt Mason has won a Pushcart Prize and two Nebraska Book Awards; was a Finalist for the position of Nebraska State Poet; organized and run poetry programming with the U.S. Department of State in Nepal, Romania, Botswana, and Belarus; and been on six teams at the National Poetry Slam. He has over 200 publications in magazines and anthologies, including Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry and on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’ Almanac. He is the executive director of the Nebraska Writers Collective and a consultant for the Nebraska Arts Council with Nebraska’s Poetry Out Loud program. His most recent book, The Baby That Ate Cincinnati (SFA Press), was released in 2013. Matt lives in Omaha with his wife, the poet Sarah McKinstry-Brown, and daughters Sophia and Lucia. You can enjoy some of his work at drunk in a midnight choir or visit him at his home page.

This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.

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  1. […] We hit the road this week, featuring at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, one of the famed homes of poetry slam on June 1st. The show starts at 8pm and I’m up about 10. More details are at: […]

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