Julia Bloch Chosen as 2017 Pew Fellow
Julia Bloch, director of Penn’s Creative Writing Program, has been chosen as a 2017 Pew Fellow. Bloch, a poet, says she plans to use the grant funding to finish two works in progress: a new book of poetry that deals with futurity and a memoir-inflected poetic work that draws on research she plans to conduct on climate and genealogy on the west coast and in Sydney, Australia.
"Receiving a Pew Fellowship feels life-changing to me," says Bloch. "The remarkable resources of the grant, the immersion it affords in a community of artists who are as innovative and adventurous as they are committed to public engagement, and the visibility it confers are all things I'm finding incredibly humbling."
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