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New State Poet Chosen

Feb 4, 2019

(Lincoln, NE)  --  A new Nebraska State Poet has been announced.  Governor Pete Ricketts said on Wednesday that the position will go to Matt Mason of Omaha after a selection process led by the Nebraska Arts Council and several other groups.  Mason, the executive director of the Nebraska Writers Collective, will serve as State Poet until 2023.  The official position of Nebraska Poet Laureate was established in 1921.