[She also made enduring friendships with some of the other Rome Prize winners, and has ongoing collaborative projects with a few of them. Williams wrote a series of poems about the paintings of a painter-winner; one of them might be included with a December exhibit of those paintings. A composer-winner set two of her poems to music, for soprano and a small chamber ensemble, and these were performed at the Yale Summer Festival of Music.] We're trying to work on a larger collaborative project, ... His interpretation of the poems was so uncannily perfect to me. I was bracing myself - maybe it'll be good, maybe it'll be bad - and it was amazing. It was much better than I expected.