When our poets ask people to share an important story from their lives, they often like to tell us about how they met their partners. And though she admits it’s a bit cliché…Marcia Barker shares the story of an unlikely first encounter with a handsome stranger named Brent, and a resulting romance full of jetsetting, serendipity and suspicion.
Versify is a production of Nashville Public Radio and The Porch — Nashville’s nonprofit literary center. Editing for this episode came from WPLN’s Emily Siner with additional editing by Anita Bugg and Susannah Felts. The episode was co-written and produced by Tony Gonzalez. The show is hosted by Joshua Moore. Today’s story and poem were recorded by Tasha Lemley at Parnassus Books.
The music is by Chris Zabriskie, found through the Free Music Archive.
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