Discover the fascinating work that can result when visual arts and poetry collide. Poet Shin Yu Pai discusses the history of artist-poet collaborations and creative innovation in American literature, while sharing her work as a writer, commissions for both art and cultural museums, and her collaborations with painters, photographers, installation artists, composers, and video artists. She’ll also discuss developing hybrid works that bring together her creative practices as a writer, photographer, and museologist. Seattle-based Shin Yu Pai has authored the books AUX ARCS, Adamantine, Sightings, and Equivalence, and received grants from 4Culture, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, and The Awesome Foundation. She is current poet laureate of the City of Redmond and was a 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee. She has been poet-in-residence for the Seattle Art Museum and in 2010 became a member of the Macondo Workshop for Writers. Her visual work has been exhibited at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, The Paterson Museum, American Jazz Museum, Three Arts Club of Chicago, Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, and the International Print Center. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Sponsored in part by Humanities Washington.