Pew Fellow Poetry: Frank Sherlock

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 Frank Sherlock, the current poet laureate of Philadelphia, read his poem “Little Sensation.”

Frank Sherlock, poet and 2013 Pew Fellow. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on April 17, 2014.


The Center marks the 25th anniversary of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts with a short film, released in March 2017.

The Library Company of Philadelphia hosts an opening reception for Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Mark Allen is founder and executive director of Machine Project, a multidisciplinary neighborhood arts collaborative in Los Angeles.

Vox Populi teamed up with Brooklyn-based curatorial collective Cleopatra’s to explore the current role of artist-run spaces within the broader artistic community.

Jennifer Higdon wins a International Opera Award for Cold Mountain, Geoff Sobelle’s one-man play The Object Lesson will be presented at New York Theatre Workshop, and a mid-career retrospective book of Bo Bartlett’s paintings is published.

Dancer, choreographer, and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier tells the autobiographical story of an artistic journey defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.

Grants & Grantees

Frank Bramblett is a visual artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

David Scott Kessler’s (Pew Fellow, 2015) work combines film, installation, writing, performance, and drawing in a constantly-shifting exploration of place.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director of early music ensemble TENET, is one of the leading voices in the field of early music.

Grants & Grantees

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.

The Philadelphia Art Alliance commissioned the Miss Rockaway Armada, an internationally recognized group of artists and performers from all over the country, to install a building-wide exhibition.