“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.
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.
The Community Education Center has grown into an arts organization with a focus on cultivating a support system for artists, supported through residency and service programs.
Peggy Baker is one of Canada’s most treasured modern dancers and choreographers, and the artistic director of Peggy Baker Dance Projects.
This month in Fellows Friday news: Jamaaladeen Tacuma has been named as a 2014 Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellow in residence, the 2013 Pew Fellow poets read at San Francisco State University, and much more.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Pew Fellowships in the Arts will be raised to $75,000 for each Fellow in the 2015 grant cycle.
In late 2013, Morphine Records released a retrospective of three decades of Cohen’s recordings, which has earned him widespread media attention and a new following of electronic music devotees.
Teresa Leo is a poet and a 2002 Pew Fellow.
In 1994 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 34 dance and music organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Laynie Browne is a 2014 Pew Fellow and a three-time recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry. Browne’s poetry explores notions of silence and the invisible through the re-contextualization of poetic forms, such as sonnets, tales, and letters.
Donald Camp is a photographer and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
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.
Ben Marcus is the author of several books of fiction, including Leaving the Sea (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) and The Flame Alphabet (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012).
Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble worked with contemporary choreographer Ronald K. Brown in an extended residency to develop new approaches to its work.
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts developed a fundraising program that has allowed constituents to generate donations online for nominated artifacts in need of preservation funds.
Paige Evans is artistic director of LCT3, bringing new artists and audiences to Lincoln Center Theater through full productions and affordable tickets.
The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance is an evening-length autobiographical dance, the culmination of Philadelphia-based breakdancer Raphael Xavier’s 30 years of experience in hip-hop genres. Xavier, a 2013 Pew Fellow, plays with the rhythms of rap, break dancing and narrative to draw parallels between the performer’s body and the stage itself.
Peter d’Agostino is a multimedia artist and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
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.
Mary Lattimore is a 2014 Pew Fellow and a classically trained harpist. Her new collaborative album with multi-instrumentalist Jeff Zeigler, Slant of Light, will be released by Thrill Jockey in September 2014.
Mayor Michael Nutter hails Sherlock, Philadelphia’s second-ever poet laureate, as one of the city’s “most talented homegrown artists.”
Michael Rohd is founding artistic director of Sojourn Theatre, an ensemble-based company in Portland, Oregon that explores the intersection of theater with democracy.
Joseph Cashore is a puppeteer and a 1996 Pew Fellow.