“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.
Jill Medvedow has been the director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston since 1998.
This week, we speak to musician and composer Chris Forsyth, whose career remains devoted to his roots in rock music, while questioning and expanding upon them.
Living and working in Philadelphia for 25 years, 2011 Pew Fellow CAConrad’s work falls between poetics, performance, and pedagogy.
The Academy of Vocal Arts produced French composer Jules Massenet’s opera in recognition of the centennial of his death.
Dancer, choreographer, and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier tells the autobiographical story of an artistic journey defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ars Nova Workshop, a free jazz and experimental music presenter, has programmed nearly 500 events since 2000, often in atypical settings.
Dean Otto is the associate curator of film/video at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN.
This 30th-anniversary project was PRISM Quartet’s most ambitious to date, consisting of six new commissions and world premiere performances by prominent jazz saxophonists/composers.