Adrian Matejka will be Poetry’s first black editor | dad

NEW YORK (Associated Press) — Poetry magazine, one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent literary publications, will have a black editor for the first time. Adrian Mateca, teacher, former Indiana State Laureate and award-winning poet, began his new job on May 16.

Matejka, 50, said in a statement: “I could not be more humbled or excited to be the new editor of Poetry. The 19-year-old, browsing the magazine’s pages with admiration, would have never imagined that he would one day be part of this literary establishment.” vitality.”

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