| Adrian Matejka|| Poet|
| Southern Illinois University Carbondale (1998–2001), Indiana University Bloomington|
National Poetry Series, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
The Big Smoke, The Devil's Garden, Mixology
Adrian Matejka Wikipedia
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.
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
Full-Length Poetry CollectionsMap 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 PublicationsAll Green