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Writing Out Loud: Poet Adrian Matejka
November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Adrian Matejka was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in California and Indiana. He earned his BA from Indiana University and an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His first collection of poems, The Devil’s Garden (2003), won the 2002 New York / New England Award. His second collection, Mixology (2009), was a winner of the National Poetry Series and a finalist for a NAACP Image Award. The Big Smoke (2013), which focuses on the life of the boxer Jack Johnson, was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is Map to the Stars (2017). Matejka is the recipient of fellowships the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lannan Foundation. In 2018, he was appointed state poet laureate of Indiana. He teaches creative writing at Indiana University in Bloomington.
This program will be held at:
803 Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360