Marco Roth

2009 Pew Fellow

Marco Roth, 2009 Pew Fellow. Directed by Glenn Holsten.

“It’s like being an athlete. You train yourself to get through the painful parts because you know that at the end of it, there’s something that you’ll have that’s yours, that you’ve made.”

Marco Roth (b. 1974) is an essayist, literary critic, and a founding editor of n +1 magazine, a twice yearly printed journal of literature, politics, and culture. The Scientists, his debut memoir and “family romance” published in September 2012, has received copious media attention from the New York Times, The Guardian, and many other publications in the United States and the U.K. BOMB magazine reviewed the book as “beautifully sharp” and Publisher’s Weekly called it a “powerfully forlorn debut memoir.” His essays and reviews have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, The Nation, the Times Literary Supplement (U.K.), and inter alia, among others. Roth was recently appointed assistant professor of literary studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School, New York. He earned his B.A. from Columbia University, New York, and he is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Yale University, New Haven, CT.


Grants & Grantees

In 2000 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 47 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

McCreary is a 2013 Pew Fellow, author of the new poetry collection & now my feet are maps, and co-founder and editor of Philadelphia’s ixnay press.

2013 Pew Fellow J. Louise Makary’s works on film combine dance, still photography, and experimental techniques, introducing unexpected, challenging elements into traditional narrative structure.

Pew Fellow Afaa Michael Weaver has received the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a $100,000 award given annually by Claremont Graduate University.

Grants & Grantees

Alice Oh is a visual artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Fritz Dietel’s (Pew Fellow, 2007) inspiration comes from observation of botanic and aquatic natural forms. His pieces, quite labor-intensive, are mainly constructed from strips and shards of band-sawed wood.

Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sojin Kim is a curator and special assistant to the director at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

The Library Company of Philadelphia hosts an opening reception for Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind.

This exhibition and event series invited contemporary artists to respond to archival materials and poetry relating to the history of white southerners who migrated to northern cities in the 1960s and 70s and organized cross-racial social movements, while addressing historical and contemporary questions of equity, justice, and race relations.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sarah Robayo Sheridan is a writer and curator whose burgeoning practice and innovative small-space projects have garnered her national attention.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, visual artist Candy Coated designs colorful bikes with the Mural Arts Program and Indego, and composer Jennifer Higdon prepares for the premiere of her opera, Cold Mountain in Santa Fe. The Chicago Tribune profiles fiction writer Max Apple, and Poet Afaa Michael Weaver receives the 2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Award.