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Name  Adrian Matejka

Role  Poet
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Education  Southern Illinois University Carbondale (1998–2001), Indiana University Bloomington
Awards  National Poetry Series, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Nominations  Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Books  The Big Smoke, The Devil's Garden, Mixology

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Adrian Matejka (born in Nuremberg, Germany) is an African-American poet. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with an MFA in Creative Writing. He has received fellowships from the Cave Canem Workshop, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and United States Artists. He is the author of The Devil's Garden and Mixology. His third collection, The Big Smoke, is about Jack Johnson and was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His newest collection, Map to the Stars, was published by Penguin in 2017. His work has appeared in literary journals and magazines including American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and in anthologies including From the Fishouse (Persea Books, 2009) and The Best American Poetry 2010 (Scribner, 2010). He teaches literature and creative writing at Indiana University. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife, poet Stacey Lynn Brown, and their daughter.


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Honors and awards

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  • 2015 United States Artists Simon Fellowship
  • 2014 Lannan Literary Fellowship
  • 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Award
  • 2014 Pulitzer Prize, Finalist
  • 2013 National Book Award, Finalist
  • 2011 Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship
  • 2009 Illinois Arts Council
  • 2008 National Poetry Series
  • 2002 New York / New England Award
  • Published works

    Full-Length Poetry Collections

  • Map to the Stars. Penguin Group USA. 2017. ISBN 978-0-143-13057-4. 
  • The Big Smoke. Penguin Group USA. 2013. ISBN 978-0-143-12372-9. 
  • Mixology. Penguin Group USA. 2009. ISBN 978-0-14-311583-0. 
  • The Devil's Garden. Alice James Books. 2003. ISBN 978-1-882295-41-8. 
  • Anthology Publications

  • All Green
  • References

    Adrian Matejka Wikipedia