Adrian Matejka

MFA in Creative Writing Faculty

faculty adrian matejka

Adrian was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in California and Indiana. His poetry is known for its exploration of identity and cultural history.


Books of Poetry

Map to the Stars (Penguin, 2017)
The Big Smoke (Penguin, 2013)
Mixology (Penguin, 2009)
The Devil's Garden (Alice James Books, 2003)


Currently Associate Professor of English, Indiana University Bloomington 


2019 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, New York / New England Award, National Poetry Series Award, National Book Award Finalist, Lannan Writing Residency Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Lannan Literary Fellowship


M.F.A., Creative Writing, Poetry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.A., English Literature and Psychology, Indiana University Bloomington  

In the News