Adrian Matejka


"Family Pictures, Old & New"

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A new essay in Poetry Magazine is online here: Read more

Map to the Stars Recommended Reading for April from the Poetry Foundation

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Mr. Matejka can write. And Map to the Stars is probably Matejka’s most intimate portrayal of himself yet. The references often intone popular culture, albeit of the eighties and nineties... Read more

Map to the Stars Featured on PBS Newshour

Monday, April 24, 2017

Map to the Stars was featured on PBS NewsHour. From the article,

"The book’s poetry, which is semi-autobiographical, is set between the years of 1981 and 1988. Within those years,... Read more

Map to the Stars Reviewed in the Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 31, 2017

"Matejka offers as a mirror-world the ’80s craze for space exploration. This was the era of the Voyager II space mission and “Star Trek” reruns; the "final frontier" represents all the lies beyond... Read more

Map to the Stars Reviewed at Publisher's Weekly

Monday, March 27, 2017

"In his stellar fourth collection, Matejka evokes an Indianapolis boyhood in which economic and educational privations starkly contrast with the inspiring expanses of outer space. Newly identified... Read more

Map to the Stars featured at The Rumpus

Friday, February 17, 2017

Map to the Stars is the Poetry Book Club selection for March at The Rumpus!  Learn more here: ... Read more

NPR features Map to the Stars as 2017's Best Verse

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

"Adrian Matejka's fourth book is a coming-of-age collage set in Reagan-era Indianapolis, a series of intimate verbal snapshots of African American youth and family life. The speaker of these poems... Read more

Map to the Stars Reviewed in Library Journal

Monday, October 24, 2016

Barbara Hoffert write for Library Journal:  "Matejka’s Mixology (2013) was a National Poetry Series winner, while The Big Smoke (2014) claimed... Read more

Strange Celestial Roads

Friday, September 9, 2016

A new poem is featured at "Poem A Day."

"& Later"

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Many thanks to Alex Dimitrov and the editors of Poem-a-Day for including my poem, “& Later... Read more