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 2013


Jesse Wesso–poet

Friday, September 20th, 2013
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Jesse Wesso talked to me about his development as a poet, about the influence of Kevin Stein on his work, and about some of his recent publications.  He also read us some very good poems.

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Wassim Elhouar–short story writer

Friday, September 13th, 2013
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Wassim Elhouar talked about his second short story collection, Mouth of God, Light of Infinity, especially the masterful handling of emotional tone in that work.  We also talked about his current project, an updated version of his first collection and some about his new publishing project, Monolith Books..

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Ruben Quesada–Poet

Monday, September 9th, 2013
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Ruben Quesada and I had a very enjoyable conversation at his home in Champaign.  We talked about how he's used his interests in science and art in his poetry as well as his experiences editing Codex Journal, a magazine that publishes via QR codes.  Ruben teaches English at Eastern Illinois University.

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