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Michael Catherwood has published poems and essays in various magazines, including Agni, Aethlon, Black Warrior Review, Blue Violin, Borderlands, Briar Cliff Review, Brick and Mortar, Conspire, CQ, Duct Tape, Exit 13, Ecletica. Georgetown Review, Graffiti Rag, Hawai’i Review, Kansas Quarterly, Kimera, Laurel Review, Louisiana Literature, Main Street Rag, Mangrove, Mankato Poetry Review, Midwest Poetry Review, Midwest Quarterly, Morpo, Nebraska English Journal, Nebraska Review, Pennsylvania English, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Red River Review, South Dakota Review, Sycamore Review, Westview, and others. He writes essays for Plainsongs and has recently published poems in ABZ, Borderlands, Louisiana Literature, Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Nebraska Poets, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and the Red River Review. In 2006 The Backwaters Press published his first book of poems entitled Dare. He has worked as a truck driver, weed whacker, garbage man, teacher, tutor, substitute teacher, and administrator. He has taught creative writing at the University of Arkansas, Univeristy of Nebraksa at Omaha, and at Creighton University.
Spoken Word Artist
Dan has shared the stage with former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser and Pulitzer Prize winner Yosef Komunyakaa. Performing in over 30 states Dan has read his work at venues such as Brown University, the University of Maryland, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Creighton University, and the State University of New York at Oneonta. From 8/08 to 8 /09 he served as Co-Director for Denver Minor Disturbance Youth Poetry. His work has garnered acceptance into MFA programs at Sarah Lawrence, NYU, and the University of Glasgow.
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Matt Mason has won a Pushcart Prize and 2 Nebraska Book Awards (for Poetry in 2007 and Anthology in 2006); was a Finalist for the position of Nebraska State Poet in 2013; has organized and run poetry programming with the U.S. Department of State in Nepal, Botswana, and Belarus; and been on 5 teams at the National Poetry Slam. He edits PoetryMenu.com, a listing of every Nebraska poetry event. He is Executive Director of the Nebraska Writers Collective, a former board president of the Nebraska Center for the Book, and has served as the Nebraska State Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud, a Poetry Foundation/NEA program. Through the Nebraska Writers Collective, Matt has run the Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha Youth Poetry Festival each spring since 2011. His website is matt.midverse.com.