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 2015


Sarah Marty-Schlipf: Essayist

Sunday, September 27th, 2015
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Sarah Marty-Schlipf writes personal essays. She uses her own life as a starting point to explore the world and human values and behavior. We also talked about her experience teaching a writing workshop in a prison, some of the most rewarding teaching of her career.

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Fallon Allison on haiku

Sunday, September 27th, 2015
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Fallon Allison loves and explores poetry in many forms, but especially haiku. We talked about the haiku aesthetic, what translates from Japanese language and culture and what does not, what makes a good haiku, and some of Fallon's own favorites from the rich history of the form.

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Joe Chianakas–horror novelist

Sunday, September 13th, 2015
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Joe Chianakas talks about his first novel--a horror story for (I'd never heard of this demographic before) new adults called Rabbit in Red, coming out in the fall of 2015. We talked about writing. We talked about the pleasures of getting scared.

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