Liberal Arts Faculty Member Named 2013 Pew Fellow

Senior Lecturer Juliette Lee wins Pew Fellowship in the Arts in Literature

June 26, 2013

Liberal Arts Senior Lecturer Sueyeun Juliette Lee was among the winners of the 2013 Pew Fellowships in the Arts, announced recently by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Lee, who won in the Literature category for her poetry, will receive a $60,000 award, which is given annually to up to 12 artists of exemplary talent in the five-county Philadelphia area.

Lee is a Korean-American poet whose work illustrates complexities of contemporary identity and addresses the limitations of terms we often use to define ourselves. She is the author of Underground National (Factory School Press, 2010), That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Books, 2008) and Solar Maximum, to be released in 2014 by Futurepoem Press. She has read nationally at venues including the Territories Symposium at Naropa University in Boulder, Colo.; 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 multi-ethnic authors through Corollary Press. She also edits for The Margins, the web magazine of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts. She holds several degrees, including an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Established by the Pew Charitable Trusts in 1991, Pew Fellowships in the Arts assist the region's most talented artists in furthering and innovating their work by awarding substantial financial support accompanied by a set of customized, focused professional- and career-development resources. Fellowships may be awarded to artists at any stage of their career development and to artists working in a wide range of aesthetics and traditions.

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