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 2015


Jessica Bastian on Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and The March by John Lewis

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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Jessica Bastian, a librarian at Illinois Central College, has helped choose books for the One Book, One College program. We talked about the computer-gaming, dystopian, 1980s-nostalgic novel by Ernest Cline Ready Player One, which has been the book for 2014-15, and Civil Rights hero John Lewis's graphic autobiographic The March, which is the book for 2015-16.

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Pepper Bauer–short story writer and activist

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Pepper Bauer--fiction writer, essayist, journalist, activist--has published a lot of work locally in Central Illinois, especially in Downstate Story and in the Limestone Independent News. We talked about her realistic fiction and about her science fiction set in a dystopian world of total corporate control. She is also leader of the Foodshare Can-a-thon, a huge annual project to fund and stock local food pantries in Central Illinois.

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