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 April 2014


Steve Halle: Poet, Editor, Publisher, Educator, Literary Impressario

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Steve Halle is involved in so many literary projects that we didn't have time to talk about them all. He's the Director of the Publications Unit at Illinois State University, but on the side he edits the on-line lit mag Seven Corners, runs co•im•press (literary micropress), organizes the Re:Verse poetry reading series in Bloomington-Normal, and writes his own darn good poetry.  We sat in the Hansen Student Center at Illinois Wesleyan University while they were setting up for a poetry reading that evening--so that's the clattering you may hear in the background.

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Samuel Wildenradt: Poet

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Samuel Wildenradt visited our show on a trip home home to Peoria from England, where he lives on a commune.  He talks about some and reads some of the poetry from his two books,The Fervent Crab and Self-Portrait.  His work is lyrical, confessional, and original.

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