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.
Marc Brodzik (Pew Fellow, 2009) is a visual artist and documentary filmmaker interested in filming portraits of the common man.
“The things to me that are the most interesting,” says visual artist and 2007 Pew Fellow Adelaide Paul, “are the things that by their very nature have no answers.”
Strange Currencies is the first exhibition to articulate a history for the unorthodox, artist-run spaces that emerged in Mexico City in the 1990s.
Pew Fellow and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher leads a poetry workshop and story circle in Historic Germantown.
As artistic director of Philadelphia’s Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Lewyckyj oversees performances that combine Ukrainian and American dance aesthetics.
In 2001 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 57 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
In 1997 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, and theater organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
In 2005 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 66 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
The Center’s 2015 Year in Review highlights the outstanding accomplishments of our grantees, and the broad scope of the Center’s funding.
The first-ever queer jazz festival in the United States, William Way LGBT Community Center’s three-day event will address intersections amongst sexual orientation, gender identity, and jazz music.
In this month’s Pew Fellows news, playwright James Ijames receives a Whiting Award, filmmaker David Scott Kessler presents a screening of his new film, and architect Jenny Sabin wins the 2017 Young Architects Program.
Julie Carr is the author of several books of poetry, co-publisher of Counterpath Press, and a 2011 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.