Writing songs is a form of poetry unto itself. It requires a command of both musicianship and the written word. But as much as poetry can be enhanced by music, it is also constrained by it. In this event a series of writer/musicans discuss their songwriting practice and the specific challenges of writing music and lyrics.
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