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Adrian Matejka

Years: 2002, 2003


Adrian Matejka is the author of four collections of poems including The Big Smoke (Penguin, 2013) which a winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was 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 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 February 2021. His new collection of poems Somebody Else Sold the World will be published by Penguin in August 2021.