Adrian Matejka

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, it traverses the high-flying realms of astronauts, space shuttle launches, planets, and Star Trek, but also the earthly problems of growing up poor: powdered milk, shut-off electricity, thin walls, squabbling neighbors. At many moments, we see the poem’s narrator look to the stars for escape." -- Elizabeth Flock

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"This poet explores the high-flying realms of space — but also the earthly problems of growing up poor," PBS Newshour.  

Listen to Adrian read "Stardate 8809.22”" here: https://soundcloud.com/pbsnewshour/stardate-880922