Adrian Matejka

Adrian Matejka is the author of The Devil’s Garden (Alice James Books, 2003), which won the New York/New England Award, Mixology (Penguin, 2009), a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series, and The Big Smoke (Penguin, 2013), which was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Further books include the poetry collections Map to the Stars (Penguin, 2017) and Somebody Else Sold the World (Penguin, 2021), as well as Standing on the Verge & Maggot Brain (Third Man Books, 2021), a mixed media collection inspired by Funkadelic. The graphic novel Last On His Feet is forthcoming from Liveright in 2022. Matejka has received the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award as well as fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Guggenheim Foundation, Lannan Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation and United States Artists. He is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University Bloomington and served as Poet Laureate of the state of Indiana in 2018–19.

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