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 March 2014


George Tanner, Poet

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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Quiet intensity: that's how George Tanner writes and how you will hear his poetry in our conversation. He reads a few poems from his collection The Scent of Wood Smoke. It's beautiful.

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Ethan Hedman on Dostoevsky and Steinbeck

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Literary scholar Ethan Hedman talks about his fascination with two major writers, 19th century Russian Fyodor Dostoevsky and 20th century American John Steinbeck. He especially talks about how he found himself in a fierce intellectual quarrel with Dostoevsky.

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David Seaman: Poet and Fiction Writer

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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David Seaman talked about his gritty writing: his poems and short stories that illuminate the lives of otherwise overlooked people.  The people toward the bottom of society--they are the ones whose lives have everything at stake.

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