Versify #5: Don’t Try This at Home

Ambushed by a menacing dog, Nashville physics teacher (and standup comedian) Bob Clark taps into some unconventional wisdom in his attempt to flee. Bob slyly reveals his story to poet Destiny Birdsong. She’s caught off guard, but weaves the compelling tale into an original poem about physics, relationships, and survival.

Credits: Versify is hosted and co-produced by Joshua Moore, a poet with The Porch, Nashville’s nonprofit literary center. The show is edited and produced by WPLN’s Tony Gonzalez, with additional editing on this episode by Emily Siner, Anita Bugg, and Susannah Felts.

Carl Pedersen masters the show. The music is by Aoiroooasamusi and by Moons, found through the Free Music Archive.

Today’s story and poem were recorded by producer Tasha French Lemley at Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tenn., during Independent Bookstore Store 2017.

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