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CFK Poetics Lecture featuring Adrian Matejk
The College of the Florida Keys is hosting CFK Poetics, a series that aims to develop awareness of an immersion in the humanities landscape by connecting students and the community with poetry on the national level in a way that is immediate to their own experiences. Since 2019, visiting poets have come to Key West or appeared virtually to share their work and have conversations with the student body as well as the community at large. Students and community members are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Admission is free.
In this afternoon session, visiting poet Adrian Matejka will talk about his process of research in his writing. Matejka is the author of The Devil’s Garden (Alice James Books, 2003) which won the New York/New England Award and Mixology (Penguin, 2009), a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series. His third collection of poems, The Big Smoke (Penguin, 2013), was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The Big Smoke was also a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His fourth book, Map to the Stars, was published by Penguin in 2017 and his mixed media project in collaboration with Nicholas Galanin and Kevin Neireiter inspired by Funkadelic, Standing on the Verge & Maggot Brain (Third Man Books) was published in 2021. His most recent collection of poems, Somebody Else Sold the World (Penguin, 2021), was a finalist for the 2022 Rilke Prize. His first graphic novel Last On His Feet will be published in 2023 by Liveright.
This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with The College of the Florida Keys.
Date/time: September 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Presented By:Adrian Matejka, poet and author