Ask anyone about their neighbors and they’ll likely have a strong opinion to share. This week, Versify’s team of poets sit down with strangers to hear stories about neighbors and neighborhoods. They discover unusual recollections and moments of camaraderie — and then turn those memories into original poems.
Credits: Versify is hosted 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 Blake Farmer, Anita Bugg, and Susannah Felts.
Carl Pedersen masters the show. The music is by Mystery Mammal and the Anamorphic Orchestra, found through the Free Music Archive.
Today’s stories and poems were recorded at the 2016 Athens of the South Music and Arts Festival in Nashville, Tenn.