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Adrian Matejka, 2001 SIU MFA Creative Writing graduate and current Ruth Lilly Professor and poet-in-residence at Indiana University, was recently named the 2015 USA Simon Fellow in Literature.  The $50,000 award will enable Matejka to complete his current work scheduled for publication in 2017, “Collectable Blacks.”