Poets’ Voices

Conversations with writers in, around, or passing through Peoria.


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  • Poets' Voices

    Poets' Voices is a radio show of conversations with writers in, around, and passing through the Peoria, Illinois area. Jim Sullivan, host of the show, teaches English at Illinois Central College. The show is broadcast at 2:00 on Wednesday afternoons and repeated 8:30 Saturday morning on WAZU, 90.7 FM, East Peoria, Illlinois. The station is a community radio station broadcasting from Illinois Central College. My thanks especially to Louis Linder, Jeremy Styninger, and Gary Hale for helping me put the show together.
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Archive for September 2011


Kevin Stein, Poet Laureate of Illinois

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
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Kevin and I met in his office at Bradley University to talk about his poetry, poetry in general, teaching poetry, and the surprisingly rich and varied reading public for poetry these days.

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Lois Mintah, poet

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
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Lois and I sat in the dining room of her house in Washington, Illinois to talk about her poetry as well as the pleasure of writing, the satisfaction of being a poet.

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Rick Becker and Mike Boyd on Art by Yazmina Reza

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
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In their team-taught Modern Humanities class at Illinois Central College, Rick and Mike regularly teach Yazmina Reza's play Art.  There are three characters, and I regularly play the third one when we perform it for the class.  The three of us got together in my office at ICC to talk about the play.

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