|2022||Poet Laureate of Nebraska|
In 2022, Matt Mason was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. In collaboration with Humanities Nebraska, Mason will create the Nebraska Poetry Pen Pal Program, which will bring poetry and poets into rural Nebraska county schools, libraries, correctional facilities, cultural centers, reservations, museums, and other parts of Nebraska’s varied communities. On his tour, Mason will work with Nebraska writers of different ethnicities, backgrounds, and experiences. This project will showcase poetry in a way that will stir interest in and generate excitement about the art form.