Backwaters Press reading November 16

Join us Monday, November 16 at 7 pm for a poetry reading featuring three outstanding poets. Matt Mason, Britny Cordera Doane and Mark Sanders will present their work at the UNO Community Engagement Center on the second floor in the OPPD Dialog Room. The Community Engagement Center is located on at 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha.

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More information about the poets:

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, Botswana, and Belarus; and been on five teams at the National Poetry Slam. He’s been published in over 150 magazines and in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry and on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’ Almanac. He is executive director of the Nebraska Writers Collective and is consultant for the Nebraska Arts Council with Nebraska’s Poetry Out Loud program. 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.

Mark Sanders is a Nebraska native, born in Creighton and raised on the eastern rim of the Sandhills at Ord. Currently Chair and Professor of English at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, he is the author of several collections of poetry, including Here in the Big Empty (Backwaters Press), Conditions of Grace: New and Selected Poems (SFA Press), and Landscapes, with Horses (LaNana Creek Press). Other books include Riddled with Light: Metaphor in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats, The Weight of the Weather: Regarding the Poetry of Ted Kooser (forthcoming), Why Guineas Fly: Stories (forthcoming), and Homecoming Parade: Essays (forthcoming). He was the long-time editor of Sandhills Press; a retrospective of 30 years of publishing, The Sandhills Reader, is due out in Fall 2015. In 2007, he received the Mildred Bennett Award for fostering Nebraska’s literary heritage from the Nebraska Center for the Book.

Britny Cordera Doane is the youngest author to have a book published in the history of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her poetry has been featured in UNO’s 13th Floor literary magazine, the Mythic Poetry Series by Silver Birch Press, the Women for Women international publication: Forget Me Not, and most recently in both the Fall 2014 and May 2015 Pinyon Reviews. Her maiden voyage, Wingmakers, was published by Pinyon Publishing in February 2015.


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