Creating Effective Collaboration between Poetry and Music

Room 327, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 3
Thursday, March 9, 2023
10:35 am to 11:50 am


Often poetry-music collaboration can falter due to speaking different artistic languages, perceived lack of applicability, and confusion over shared aims. However, poets and musicians benefit hugely from cross-disciplinary work when it involves an understanding of the specific relationship between both. We want to dismantle the obstacles, create effective shared spaces, and foster better cohesion between art forms, countering the "self-first" attitude that typically dominates both.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Creative_Collab_Poetry_and_Music.pdf



Laila Woozeer is an award-winning musician, poet, performer, author, and composer whose work often centres cross-disciplinary collaboration. Their debut book, a magical realism memoir entitled Not Quite White was released with Simon & Schuster in June 2022.

Phil Saint Denis Sanchez is originally from New Orleans. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry International, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. His debut collection, self-portrait before & after my body, is forthcoming on Button Poetry. He lives in Brooklyn.

Yusra Amjad is a poet and standup comedian from Lahore, Pakistan, who managed to retain an authentic voice despite spending two years in an MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College. She is also a graduate of Forman Christian College, a Pushcart nominee, and a Fulbright scholar.


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