Robert Pinsky is a poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. From 1997 to 2000, he served as poet laureate consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress. Pinsky founded the Favorite Poem Project, which has touched thousands of people of varying backgrounds and ages. In addition to his own poetry, his published work also includes critically acclaimed translations, including a collection of poems by Czeslaw Milosz and Dante Alighieri. Pinsky has been honored with a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing, an Ambassador Book Award in Poetry, and an Academy of American Poets’ Translation Award. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the PEN American Center. His Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux) was published in 2011. He was a Pew Fellowships panelist at the Center in 2010.
The Curtis Institute of Music is offering a new independent study course to its students, designed to aid gifted young musicians in creating innovative approaches to classical music performance.
Kendall’s poetic cinematic voice permeates his experimental documentary films that reflect on, as he says, “the everyday conditions of our everyday lives” in ways that bring together the physical, sensuous and perceptual with the intellectual.
Blues and African-American folk music specialist David H. Evans is a professor of music at the University of Memphis.
A midnight mass service featured Claudin de Sermisy’s Missa voulant Honneur, French Noel songs, and a nativity play.
Moments of grace or insight or good writing actually are dependent on a day-to-day process.
The William Way LGBT Community Center is a non-profit organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations of Philadelphia and its nearby communities.
Don Byron, a jazz performer and composer, is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a United States Artist Fellowship, and a Rome Prize for Composition.
“There is a hunger for a conversation about process,” says dancer and choreographer Tania Isaac, when asked about changes in audience expectations.
Filmmaker and Pew Fellow Rea Tajiri on documenting the aging process, her affinity for storytelling, and her most treasured possession.
Carol Shloss is a nonfiction writer and a 1994 Pew Fellow.
Jim Nicola has been the artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop since 1988.
The Library Company of Philadelphia hosts an opening reception for Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind.