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.


Grants & Grantees

FringeArts will produce a re-imagined production of this seminal multidisciplinary work by choreographer Lucinda Childs, architect Frank Gehry, and composer John Adams at its September 2015 festival in Philadelphia.

An actor, director, stage designer, and playwright, Thaddeus Phillips “creates visual spectacles that take audiences to new frontiers.”

Exhibitions funded by the Center, as well as Pew Fellow Ryan Trecartin’s 55th Venice Biennale installation, made several top 10 lists in Artforum’s Best of 2013 December issue.

Grants & Grantees

In 1993 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 13 dance organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

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

Grants & Grantees

The Slought Foundation is a small and dynamic organization with great ambitions, founded in 2002 to present art projects and lectures from a storefront in University City.

Grants & Grantees

In 1997 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, and theater organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

McCreary is a 2013 Pew Fellow, author of the new poetry collection & now my feet are maps, and co-founder and editor of Philadelphia’s ixnay press.

Grants & Grantees

Paul Fierlinger is an animator and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Zeena Parkins is a pioneer of contemporary harp practice and performance, has extended the language of the harp with unusual playing techniques, preparations, and layers of electronic processing.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ann Hamilton is internationally recognized for her large scale, multimedia installations.

Grants & Grantees

Colucci’s sound designs for theater are distinguished by their sense of musicality, and what he describes as a “sensitivity to the power of sound to evoke the ineffable.”