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Versify is a show where a person tells a story, and in a matter of minutes, that story becomes a poem.

In each episode we guide listeners through this journey. It can surprise or make you cry — and it proves that your life experiences are worthy of poetry.

Versify is a production of Nashville Public Radio, The Porch writers' collective and PRX, with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

Versify #1: There's No Cure

Aug 24, 2017

Fred Bailey grew up blind on a farm in Gallatin, Tennessee — except he didn’t actually know he was blind at first.

Through a run in with a teacher, a visit to a doctor, and a confrontation with his father, he learned how to find strength in his limitations. And now he strives to pass on a similar tenacity to children through his after-school program, Children Are People.