“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.
Osby is an award-winning contemporary jazz musician, a 2012 Pew Fellow, and the recipient of such honors as a Doris Duke Composition Fellowship and the Chamber Music America Composers Award.
FringeArts underwent a major organizational and artistic expansion from June 2011 through May 2013, in order to launch a new visual arts program for its 2013 festival.
J.C. Todd’s (Pew Fellow, 2014) poems investigate the impact of war, with an insistent eye and ear on language.
We talk to Sherlock, a 2013 Pew Fellow and Philadelphia’s newly designated poet laureate, about his dream collaboration with Yoko Ono and what made him want to become a poet.
This month, Afaa Michael Weaver is awarded the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, Joshua Mosley’s work appears at the Whitney Biennial, King Britt curates at MoMA PS1, and much more.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s partnership with United States Artists (USA) allows Pew Fellows to participate in USA’s unique online fundraising platform to raise money and awareness about upcoming projects.
Phoebe Adams is a visual artist and a 1998 Pew Fellow.
Shanti Thakur is a media artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.
Mayor Michael Nutter hails Sherlock, Philadelphia’s second-ever poet laureate, as one of the city’s “most talented homegrown artists.”
In 1996 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 28 dance and theater organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Dean R. Gladden is in his eighth season with Houston’s Alley Theatre, where he is responsible for the administrative, financial, marketing, facilities, and development aspects.
Dancer, choreographer, and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier tells the autobiographical story of an artistic journey defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.
WXPN’s yearlong project will explore the origins and evolution of zydeco, a form of African-American roots music that blends Cajun traditions, blues, and R&B.
Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes his Center-supported autobiographical dance, The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, to Chicago.
Nicholas Wardigo is a theater artist and a 2004 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.
Zeena Parkins is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser. A pioneer of contemporary harp practice and performance, she re-imagines the instrument as a “sound machine of limitless capacity.”
Ronen Givony pairs rock and electronic musicians with classical music performers for concerts in New York and select cities internationally.
A 2012 Pew Fellow, Mitchell’s musical compositions address intersections and cross-pollination among various strains of acoustic, electric, composed, and improvised new music.
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.
Francine Prose is the author of many works of fiction, including Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award.
In 2003 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 63 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Wyck—a house, garden, and farm in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia—served as the ancestral home to a Quaker Philadelphia family for over nine generations.