Awards & Winners

Adrian Matejka

Date of Birth 1971
Place of Birth Nuremberg
(Germany, Bavaria)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Poet
Adrian Matejka 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 and the Lannan Foundation. His most recent book of poetry, The Big Smoke, was published by Penguin in 2013 and is about Jack Johnson. His work has appeared in literary journals and magazines including American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and in anthologies including From the Fishouse and The Best American Poetry 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.

Awards by Adrian Matejka

Check all the awards nominated and won by Adrian Matejka.


Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
( Poetry)

Nominations 2014 »

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Pulitzer Prize for Poetry The Big Smoke


Nominations 2013 »

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National Book Award for Poetry The Big Smoke


Nominations 2010 »

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NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry Mixology
Penguin Group