Adrian Matejka



Adrian Matejka was born in Nuremberg, Germany but grew up in California and Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the MFA program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His first collection of poems, The Devils Garden, won the 2002 Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books. His second collection, Mixology, was a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series and was published by Penguin Books in 2009. Mixology was subsequently nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He is a Cave Canem fellow and is the recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 2010, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, and Prairie Schooner among ...more

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The Big Smoke

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Map to the Stars

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Mixology

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The Devil's Garden

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Read America(s): An Anthology

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Boulevard Nos. 92 & 93

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“The booze and lemon pledge Buchanan who choked lyrics, called it singing since guitar strings and vocal cords are made from different kinds of wheat.”
Adrian Matejka, Mixology

“Being a color in Texas is to wake stressed from being.”
Adrian Matejka, Mixology

“She put
two-fingered guns to her temples when she saw us: red patch
of smoker’s skin around her mouth like a raw sun rising.”
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