Pew Fellow Poetry: Jenn McCreary

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 Jenn McCreary read selections from “Haunted Forest,” a passage from her recent book & now my feet are maps.

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


Collaborators & Colleagues

Sally Berger is a film and media curator, lecturer, and writer, and serves as assistant curator of the department of film at The Museum of Modern Art.

Bruce Graham’s Rizzo opens at Theatre Exile, NPR features Chris Forsyth, and Geoff Sobelle’s The Object Lesson receives a Bessie Award.

Grants & Grantees

Francis Davis is a writer and jazz critic, and a 1994 Pew Fellow.

Filmmaker and Pew Fellow David Scott Kessler on creating environmentally-conscious art, turning limitations into creative assets, and more.

Pew Fellow and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher leads a poetry workshop and story circle in Historic Germantown.

Grants & Grantees

The first-ever queer jazz festival in the United States, William Way LGBT Community Center’s three-day event will address intersections amongst sexual orientation, gender identity, and jazz music.

Grants & Grantees

Working with colored thread and thousands upon thousands of knots, 2007 Pew Fellow Ed Bing Lee transforms a simple material and a common technique into a unique form of contemporary fiber art.

Grants & Grantees

Dave Burrell is a pianist and a 1996 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Philadelphia Theatre Company produced the world premiere of Terrence McNally’s backstage period work about opera composer Vincenzo Bellini and the opening of his final opera.

The 2012 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Residency at the MacDowell Colony was awarded to visual artist Kara Crombie and free jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma.

Grants & Grantees

In 2006 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 73 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

In 2005 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 66 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.