“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 M.F.A. 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.
Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes his Center-supported autobiographical dance, The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, to Chicago.
Philip Bither has been the Walker Art Center’s senior curator of performing arts since 1997.
Christophe Cherix is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
The Morris Arboretum is home to more than 12,000 labeled plants of approximately 2,500 types, several historic buildings, and a collection of historic and contemporary sculpture.
We asked the 2013 Pew Fellow poets to share samples of their work. Watch Jenn McCreary read selections from “Haunted Forest,” a passage from her recent book & now my feet are maps.
Jennifer Levonian (Pew Fellow, 2009) creates cut-paper animations that explore the ambivalence of everyday life.
Greg Osby (Pew Fellow, 2012) has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz over the past 20 years, leading his own ensembles and performing with musical icons such as Dizzy Gillespie.
Dancer, choreographer, and 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the street to the stage and tells the autobiographical story defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.
Dancer, choreographer, and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier tells the autobiographical story of an artistic journey defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.
Alex Da Corte appears twice in Interview and Karen M’Closkey & Keith VanDerSys are singled out in Metropolis. Plus, news on Brian Phillips, Zoe Strauss, Matthew Mitchell, and CAConrad.
In 2004 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 76 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Born in Venezuela, Kotain works with various Philadelphia-area nonprofit cultural organizations to teach others about his Arab and Latin musical traditions.
FringeArts co-commissioned and presented this world premiere based on Ernest Hemingway’s novel and created by New York-based company Elevator Repair Service.
Ian Berry is associate director for curatorial affairs and curator at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College.
Nicholas Wardigo is a theater artist and a 2004 Pew Fellow.
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.
A conversation with Pew Fellow Jumatatu Poe, Donte Beacham, and LaKendrick Davis on the underground dance style of J-Sette and how Poe drew on its legacy for Private Places, a new Center-funded work.
Cheryl Hess is a media artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.
In 2007, the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 83 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Since January 2007, Nato Thompson has been chief curator at Creative Time. He served as a Center panelist in 2008 and an evaluator in 2010.
Project Row Houses founder Rick Lowe visited the Center in fall 2011 to speak with Pew Fellows about using creative solutions to renovate old homes to revitalize a community.
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.
Frank Sherlock is named Philadelphia’s new poet laureate, William Daley receives a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and poets Teresa Leo, Pattie McCarthy, and Jenn McCreary release new books.