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 Emily Abendroth read a selection from her poem “Always Hook a Gift Horsey Dead in the Kisser [An Invocation].”
About Emily Abendroth
Emily Abendroth’s poetry encourages readers to discover difficult truths woven into social, cultural, and physical realities. She is the author of ]EXCLOSURES[, a new collection recently published by Ahsahta Press, and 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. Click here to read her Fellows Friday Q&A.