By Sterling D. Plumpp
Read by Tyehimba Jess
Words We Share is a series of poem readings shot by poets and actors at home in Spring and Summer 2020 and intended for viewers in their own homes. Initially shared on social media, they are now a permanent part of our site's film archive.
The series' purpose is to connect great contemporary poets with the general public in a direct, intimate way—by spreading their words and wisdom among digital audiences, so anyone longing for the solace of poetry in difficult times can find it.