R234. CANCELLED: Crossover Collaboration: Poets with Visual Artists, Dancers, and Musicians

Room 216A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


Four poets and a poet-musician who have collaborated with dance companies, visual artists, composers, and musicians will share their experiences producing works across the arts through performance, exhibition, and publication. This panel will address the opportunities, processes, and challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration as a practice that can expand understanding, empathy, creative vision, and audience.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Outline_Draft_for_UploadRevisedJan2020.docx



Jeffrey Bean is author of two chapbooks and the poetry collections Woman Putting on Pearls and Diminished Fifth. Holding a bachelor of music and an MFA, he has collaborated with numerous composers and musicians. He is professor of English and a teaching award winner at Central Michigan University.

Joanna White, DMA, professor of music at Central Michigan University, is a flutist/recording artist. As a poet, she has a recent MA, works in literary and medical humanities journals, collections that reached contest finals, and a first book, Drumskin and Bones, accepted for forthcoming publication.

Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of three collections of poetry, recently Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country, and her collaborations with composers have been performed across the US. She is co-founder and editor of the online literary magazine Memorious.

Kiki Petrosino is professor of poetry at the University of Virginia. She is the author of four books of poetry, including White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia and Witch Wife. She is a National Endowment for the Arts fellow in literature.

Timothy Liu is the author of ten books of poems, including Luminous Debris: New & Selected Legerdemain (19922017) and Kingdom Come: A Fantasia. His journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. He is professor of English at William Paterrson University.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center