Book Release Update

The ship transporting copies of At The Corner Of Fantasy And Main: Disneyland, Midlife And Churros has FINALLY been cleared to unload this Saturday at the Long Beach/San Pedro Port! There can still be delays, of course, but it’s moving. And I promise it’s worth the wait for those of you who pre-ordered!

To help pass the time, here is a sort-of B-Side. In my research, I found this quote by Krushchev when he wasn’t allowed to visit Disneyland in 1959 (and he was miffed!). I still haven’t written the poem for it:

“And I say, I would very much like to go and see Disneyland. But then, we cannot guarantee your security, they say. Then what must I do? Commit suicide? What is it? Is there an epidemic of cholera there or something? Or have gangsters taken hold of the place that can destroy me?”

Nikita Khrushchev, 9/19/1959
The DL Weekly Podcast Episode with Matt Mason

DLWeekly Podcast Interview

I’m on the DLWeekly podcast today, with my interview starting at the 59:50 mark (after a deep dive into the week’s Disneyland news).

Herein, find out more about how when one starts writing a book they think is about Disneyland, they end up writing about a whole lot more. Plus, how it’s good to entertain the hosts so much that they order your book mid-interview.

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National Poetry Month Readings

Happy National Poetry Month! Come out and catch a reading if you can. I’ll be appearing at:

  • 4/6, Noon-1:30pm at UNO in the Community Engagement Center room 209 for a reading, a writing workshop, and some time for Q&A.
  • 4/7, 7pm: I read at the Lexington Public Library.
  • 4/22, 7pm: I’m featuring at the North Platte Open Mic at the Espresso Shop (419 N Dewey St, North Platte).
  • 4/23, Noon: I read at the North Platte Library (120 W 4th St, North Platte)
  • 4/25, 6:30pm: I read at the Alliance Public Library (1750 Sweetwater Ave, Alliance).
At the Corner of Fantasy and Main

Pre-Order My New Book

Coming this spring! Pre-Order my new book now from The Old Mill Press!

At the Corner of Fantasy & Main: Disneyland, Midlife and Churros is now available to order. Free shipping, autographed, the works! And don’t just take my word:

“Matt Mason thrives at the crossroads of Disney and Whitman. This is page turning poetry that is Walt-to-Walt nostalgia sprinkled with cinnamon-sugared fairy dust. At the Corner of Fantasy and Main is an E- ticket ride back to an age of cinnamon sugar-coated vacation fantasies seen through the Viewmaster with a poet’s perspective. You will want to get back in line to ride these poems again and again.”

Pat Hazell, host of the podcast Creativity in Captivity

“Matt Mason is a true Disneyland fan which shines through in all of his Disneyland poetry. Memories of the Happiest Place on Earth will come flooding back with these witty and nostalgic poems. A must read for any Disneyland fan!”

Kristen Pfeifer, host of the podcast Mousetalgia

Happy New Year, World!

I’m venturing out for a couple readings this week. Mask up and join us (or catch the 1/20 events via Zoom!):

January 19, 2022 – Oshkosh Public Library, 5:30pm

I’m reading at the Oshkosh Public Library (307 West 1st Street, Oshkosh, NE)

January 20, 2022 – Chadron State College Creative Writing Day

Via Zoom and on campus. Join us for a reading, a writing workshop, and an afternoon of creativity and inspiration–and learn more about English and Humanities opportunities at Chadron State. Events will also be shared via ZOOM (Contact for log-in information or if you have any questions).

  • 3:30-4pm – English and Humanities Meet and Greet in Old Admin 227
  • 4-5pm – Creative Writing in the High School Classroom: A Roundtable Discussion in Old Admin 227
  • 5:15-6:30pm – Poetry Workshop (For Writers at All Levels) with Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason in Old Admin 227.
  • 7-8pm – Special Reading with Matt Mason in the Mari Sandoz Center Chicoine Atrium.

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