Friday, September 13, 8:00PM (doors open at 7:30)
PEW FELLOWS CELEBRATION: Emily Abendroth, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Jenn McCreary, and Frank Sherlock
@ The Black Squirrel

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up 3 miles from the CIA. A poet, scholar, critic, and publisher, her books include That Gorgeous Feeling(Coconut Press), Underground National (Factory School) and Solar Maximum (forthcoming from Futurepoem). In 2006, she founded Corollary Press, a chapbook series devoted to multi-ethnic experimental writing. She writes reviews for The Constant Critic, a project of Fence Books, and curates poetry for The Asian American Writers' Workshop's online magazine,The Margins. For a living, she teaches creative writing and literature at Richard Stockton College, and language craft for the College of Art Media and Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. 

Jenn McCreary's new full-length collection, & now my feet are maps, is forthcoming from Dusie Press in 2013. Other works include ab ovo (Dusie Press), a doctrine of signatures (Singing Horse Press), & Odyssey & Oracle (Least Weasel Press). She lives in Philadelphia, where she co-edits ixnay press, & was recently named a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts for poetry.

Frank Sherlock's The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010), written with 2011 Pew Fellow CAConrad, is an ode to the public spaces of Philadelphia, and Ready-to-Eat Individual (Lavender Ink, 2008), co-authored in New Orleans with poet Brett Evans, serves as witness to the city's efforts to heal after Hurricane Katrina. He will visit Latin America later this year to support Por Aquí, a Spanish-language collection of his work translated by Carlos Soto Roman, to be published by Chile's Das Kapital Press.

Emily Abendroth is the co-editor of Instead of Prisons"¦, an anthology of writings by incarcerated individuals in the Mid-Atlantic region, forthcoming from Thread Makes Blanket press. Abendroth holds an M.A. in poetry from Temple University and in 2012, she was named a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow. Her works are often published in limited edition, handcrafted chapbooks by micropresses such as Albion Press (Philadelphia) and Zumbar Press (San Francisco).


The Black Squirrel 2427 18th Street NW Washington, DC

(go all the way upstairs to the lounge)