Pew Fellow Poetry: Sueyeun Juliette Lee

The 2013 Pew Fellow poets—Emily Abendroth, Jenn McCreary, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, and Frank Sherlock—brought Philadelphia verse to the West Coast in early May, when they read at San Francisco State University’s Poetry Center. Their trip was made possible through Center support.

Curious about what they presented, we asked the poets to share samples of their work. Watch Sueyeun Juliette Lee read two poems from her chapbook, A Primary Mother:

Sueyeun Juliette Lee, poet and 2013 Pew Fellow. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on April 17, 2014.


Grants & Grantees

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.

Raphael Xavier and Eileen Neff receive Guggenheim Fellowships, exhibitions by visual artists Alex Da Corte and Ryan Trecartin make a splash in national venues, and Tania Isaac and Meg Foley each present new dance works in Philadelphia.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Christopher Eamon is an independent curator and authority on contemporary film and video art.

Grants & Grantees

In 1999 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

James Elaine is an artist and adjunct curator for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In 2008, he moved to Beijing, where he is researching China’s emerging culture and art scene.

“There is a hunger for a conversation about process,” says dancer and choreographer Tania Isaac, when asked about changes in audience expectations.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jo Lauria is an independent curator and an art and design historian. Formerly, she was a decorative arts curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Cynthia Oliver is a New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”)-winning choreographer whose work has been presented nationally and internationally.

Grants & Grantees

Anthony Campuzano (Pew Fellow, 2009) is known for his use of found language in his drawings, using text from newspaper headlines, Wikipedia entries, paperback novels, and song lyrics.

This month in Fellows Friday news: Vera Nakonechny is named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts, Alex Da Corte exhibits at White Cube, and much more.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Mark Beasley is a curator and writer from the United Kingdom who is currently the Robert and Arlene Kogod Secretarial Scholar, Curator of Media and Performance Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Grants & Grantees

Two of India’s preeminent artists, Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna and bharata natyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind, will fuse classical South Indian music and dance in a world premiere that is the culmination of a two-year artistic collaboration, and is inspired by themes of liberty and freedom drawn from Philadelphia’s history.