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Cathexis Northwest Press Publishes Three Poems by Bellevue University Professor


Bellevue University’s Dr. Clif Mason continues to grow his collection of published work.

Cathexis Northwest Press has published three new poems this month by Mason, a professor in the Colleges of Arts in Science at Bellevue University. The poems are a part of a book called Imaginary Selfies - a book featuring 47 poems written by Mason. The three poems are titled: “Selfie with Percy Bysshe Shelley,” “Selfie after Reading the Buddha’s Fire Sermon” and “Selfie with Robert Hayden.”

This is the second time the press has featured Mason’s poems.

Each poem, recorded and read aloud by Mason, can be found on the Cathexis Northwest Press website. After the poems, there is a short interview between Cathexis Northwest Press and Mason.

“I hope you enjoy these new poems,” Mason said. “And be sure to check out the poems by D. Dina Friedman and Andrea Michalowski, also featured this month, as well as the work of the many other exceptional poets in this month's issue. You'll be happy you did.”

WSC Press also recently published a review by Mason of Nebraska poet Barbara Schmitz's new collection, Sundown at Faith Regional, a book about dealing with the loss, illness, and grief that accompany aging and keeping one's spiritual perspective and sense of humor.

Mason lives in Bellevue, Nebraska. He is the author of Knocking the Stars Senseless and three chapbooks: The Book of Night & Waking (selected by John Sibley Williams for the Cathexis Northwest Press Chapbook Prize), Self-Portraits in Which I Do Not Appear, and From the Dead Before. He was a Fulbright Fellow to Rwanda, Africa.

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