About This Show
Versify is part storytelling and part poetry. It begins by sending our team of poets out into neighborhoods and to community events, where we invite people to share a story from their life. The person they are sharing it to — the person listening — is one of our poets. This is where the magic comes in. The poet listens intently and then turns that life story into a poem, on the spot.
Most Recent Episode
16: Acknowledgment of Paternity for a Child Born to an Unmarried Woman
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Amelia and Mark share the story of their intense uncertainty about having their first child, Silas — but the surprising joy of his first year. As 30-something New Yorkers transplanted to Nashville, they’re more ironic than emotive in telling this tale, but their words resonate with poet Susannah Felts, who weaves a detail-laden poem to crystallize the family’s first year.
Rated 5 out of
Beautifully Encapsulates Life
Versify begins with a random person recounting a story from their life to a poet. Some of the stories are funny, some sad, some inspiring. By the end of the podcast you hear the poet read the poem they created inspired by the person's story. It's profound and beautiful, and I haven't listened to one episode where I haven't laughed out loud or spilled tears.
Date published: 2017-10-18