For most people, living with your parents past your early 20s isn’t something to make a point of bringing up in public. But Paresh Sheth says that living with his mom and dad in a three generation household has deepened his understanding of commitment — especially now that his mother is in the hospital. Paresh shares his story of witnessing the evolution of his parent’s relationship to poet Alicia Marie Brandewie, who takes their struggle, love and change and turns it into poetry.
Versify is a production of Nashville Public Radio and The Porch — Nashville’s nonprofit literary center. This episode was edited and sound designed by WPLN’s Blake Farmer, with additional editing by Anita Bugg and Susannah Felts. The episode was scripted, hosted and produced by Joshua Moore. Mastering for the episode came from Carl Pederson. Today’s story and poem were recorded by Luke Wiget at The Jefferson Street Art Crawl.
The music is by Podington Bear— found through the free music archive.
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