“I write as personally as I can, just perhaps not in the way most people would expect.”
Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s (b. 1977) poetry questions concepts of birthright, lineage, and homeland, investigating relationships between people and the places they inhabit. A Korean-American poet, her work illustrates complexities of contemporary identity and addresses the limitations of terms we often use to define ourselves. “I am not interested in asserting a particular identity,” she says. Lee is the author of Underground National (Factory School Press, 2010), That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Books, 2008), and Solar Maximum, forthcoming from Futurepoem Press in 2015. She holds several degrees, including an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and she has read nationally at venues including the Territories Symposium at Naropa University in Boulder, CO; Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia; and in New York City at St. Mark’s Poetry Project and Poets House. In addition to her writing, Lee publishes innovative work by multiethnic authors through Corollary Press, and teaches creative writing at the University of the Arts and Richard Stockton College. She also edits for The Margins, the web magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts.
Abendroth is a poet and a 2013 Pew Fellow whose book ]EXCLOSURES[ is newly available this month from Ahsahta Press.
Terrence Cameron is a musician and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.
We speak to Mary Lattimore, a classically trained harpist who incorporates experimental techniques and technologies into her music.
A classical music composer and pianist, Michael Djupstrom (Pew Fellow, 2014) seeks to connect with audiences by bridging traditional and contemporary styles of musical expression.
Anna Weesner is an award-winning composer and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
Ian Berry is Dayton Director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College.
A number of projects from grantees and Pew Fellows have garnered extensive national and regional press coverage in recent weeks.
Bowerbird is a presenting organization that showcases over 70 events annually, with a focus on raising awareness of “provocative and divergent musical traditions.”
In 1992 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 visual arts, dance, and music artists in the greater Philadelphia region, including Odean Pope and Judith Schaechter.
The prize, established in 1981, “recognizes exemplary and provocative work by young practitioners and provides a public forum for the exchange of their ideas.”
A new play by Kira Obolensky demonstrated how family stories are passed on through generations.
Jumatatu Poe developed The Flight Attendants, a satirical commentary on the service industry, during summer workshops with members of his company, idiosynCrazy productions.