Turning Poetry Into Photos
Photographers read poems written by 6 women. Here’s what they saw in the words.
By Kerri MacDonald and Morrigan McCarthy
Aug. 17, 2018
Cig Harvey: “Edge” by Layli Long Soldier
Ms. Harvey, who is based in Maine, photographed her daughter for this series. Her photos are about “that sensation of ingesting the wind and time passing.”
The poem “Edge” reminds me of the everyday. An elevated everyday. As if Layli Long Soldier took all my daily car rides with my daughter Scout and distilled them into nine lines. In our cars we are our own planets. I ask questions. She says things. I search the rearview mirror for gestures and expressions.