“Read a poem slowly. Let the words sink in. Then photograph what you feel.
“That is what we invited photographers to do this summer for a series of visual essays inspired by poetry. We selected poems by six contemporary American poets — Ada Limón, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Adrian Matejka, Jericho Brown, Katy Lederer and Jenny Johnson — and presented each one to a different photographer.
“We urged them to embark upon a somewhat intimate mission: to let the words inspire them. Poetry can mean different things to different readers. And over time, the meaning behind each line — each word, even — can change.”