Adrian Matejka

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College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English IU Bloomington

Office phone:
812-727-0807
Cell phone:
812-727-0807
Email:
acmatejk@iu.edu

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Areas of Expertise

Poetry, Black poetry, rap music and hip-hop culture, boxing, Jack Johnson (boxer).

Expert Bio

Adrian Matejka is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University Bloomington. He is the author of four collections of poems, including "The Big Smoke" (Penguin, 2013), which won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize, and "Map to the Stars" (Penguin, 2017).

Among Matejka's other honors are fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and a Simon Fellowship from United States Artists. His mixed-media collection inspired by Funkadelic, "Standing on the Verge & Maggot Brain," will be published by Third Man Books in March 2021. His new collection of poems, "Somebody Else Sold the World," will be published by Penguin in July 2021. His first graphic novel, "Last on His Feet," is forthcoming from Liveright in 2022.

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Additional Information

Personal website: http://www.adrianmatejka.com

Poetry Foundation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/adrian-matejka

Poets.org biography: https://poets.org/poet/adrian-matejka

Poetry International Archives: https://www.poetryinternational.org/pi/poet/28049/Adrian-Matejka/en/tile

Updated on: February 2, 2021