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 February 2013


Rachel Burns, poet

Friday, February 15th, 2013
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Rachel Burns, a soft-voiced poet who writes ferocious poetry full of startling verbal invention, talked with me about her writing and about the generous mentoring and encouragement she's received from poet Ariana Reines.

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Mike Foster, poet

Friday, February 8th, 2013
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Mike Foster and I met at his old farmhouse in the territory between Washington and Metamora, Illinois.  We talked about his poetry.  One of these days, I'll have to go back and talk to him about his expertise as a J. R. R. Tolkien scholar.

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