Versify (shorts)

Series produced by WPLN - Nashville Public Radio

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Versify 

In each Versify short, a person tells a short story and then hears those words turned into an original poem.

Our "shorts" condense a typical 20-minute podcast into a segment of no more than 5:40. These are self-contained modules that require no host intro or out.

We find a magic in these exchanges between people and poets, as our writers take the briefest intimacy, weave it into a work of art, and offer it back as a gift — to our participants and to our listeners.

Versify is a joint production from Nashville Public Radio, PRX, and The Porch writing center.


8 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A city councilwoman shares how her path to public service began with an act of intimidation.

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 05:18
  • Purchases: 2
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In many families, there’s that one person who plays family historian.

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 05:27
  • Purchases: 2
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More than most people, Ben Groner feels pretty lucky to be alive.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 05:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Ambushed by a menacing dog, a physics teacher taps into some unconventional wisdom in his attempt to flee.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 05:25
  • Purchases: 1
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Ask anyone about the neighbors and you'll hear a strong opinion.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 04:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Ebralie Mwizerwa is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 05:37
  • Purchases: 3
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Fred grew up blind on a farm with 14 brothers and sisters — except he didn’t actually know he was blind at first.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 05:28
  • Purchases: 1
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His little sister is never far from his mind — and she somehow appears in everything he puts on paper.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 05:26
  • Purchases: 1