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.
Versify is a production of Nashville Public Radio and The Porch — Nashville’s nonprofit literary center. Editing for this episode came from WPLN’s Mack Linebaugh with additional editing by Anita Bugg. 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 Tony Gonzalez at Refinery Nashville.
The music is by Black Ant, James Pants, Jalen Warshawsky, Yuichiro Fujimoto— found through the Free Music Archive.
The show is distributed by P-R-X.