A story of Jakob’s is turned into poetry courtesy of the podcast Versify. Fighting wildfires is dangerous work. But to a 20 year old Jakob Lewis the work was all fun and games — at first. Jakob tells his story about fighting fire in Redding California to poet Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay. She then turns his story into a poem and reads it back to him.
Versify is hosted by Joshua Moore and distributed by PRX. The shows editors are Mack Linebaugh and Anita Bugg. Music in this episode by Podington Bear, Blue Dot Sessions, Scott Gratton, and Jahzzar.