Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen (Graywolf Press, 2014), Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (Graywolf Press, 2004) and Nothing in Nature is Private (Cleveland Poetry Center, 1995), which received the Cleveland State Poetry Prize. She has edited numerous anthologies including American Women Poets in the Twenty-First Century: Where Lyric Meets Language (Wesleyan University Press, 2002) and American Poets in the Twenty-First Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan University Press, 2007). Her plays include Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue, commissioned by the Foundry Theatre and Existing Conditions, co-authored with Casey Llewellyn. She has also produced a number of videos in collaboration with John Lucas, including “Situation One.” Rankine joined the English department at USC Dornsife in 2015, and was previously the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College. She served as a Center panelist in Pew Fellowships in 2012.

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In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, photographer Emmet Gowin shows his work at the Morgan Library and Museum, and jazz pianist Matt Mitchell and choreographer Susan Rethorst are awarded Doris Duke Impact Awards. Bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma will pay tribute to the late Ornette Coleman, and visual performance artist Kate Watson-Wallace gives an interview on the evolution of her practice.

Grants & Grantees

In 2006 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 73 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

This month in Fellows Friday news: Alex Da Corte prepares for a major exhibition at ICA Philadelphia, and new albums from Orrin Evans, Mary Lattimore, and Chris Forsyth have generated buzz. We also say goodbye to jazz violinist John Blake, Jr.

Grants & Grantees

Max Apple (Pew Fellow, 2010) has been described as a “writer’s writer,” a dedicated author of short fiction who writes with precision and control.

Grants & Grantees

Judd Greenstein is a composer and music presenter based in Brooklyn, NY. He curates the Ecstatic Music Festival, an annual showcase of new collaborative concerts between artists from different musical worlds.

Paula Marincola and Melissa Franklin reflect on a quarter-century of direct support to artists—how we got started, how the program has evolved, and what we’ve learned.

Grants & Grantees

FringeArts presents the Philadelphia premieres of the second and third works in a trilogy by world-renowned experimental theater artist Romeo Castellucci at its 2013 and 2014 festivals.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Bob Perelman is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Jenn McCreary (Pew Fellow, 2013) believes that the poem is “a dialogue and exchange between poet and reader; a breathing entity rather than a closed, coherent object.”

Visual artist and Pew Fellow Eileen Neff recalls the early works of art that influenced her practice, her most treasured possession, and more.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news, four Fellows receive nominations for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, Sarah McEneaney’s latest gallery show is profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Sharon Hayes opens a new exhibition at The Common Guild in Scotland.