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 May 2013

Edwina Jordan–poet

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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Edwina Jordan started talking with me about writing by talking about quilting--family tradition and personal artistic practice for her.  I was especially interested in her poems that incorporate old family photographs and enter into dialogue with them.

Ramon Evans–poet, fiction writer, and essayist

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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Ramon Evans talked with me about how he began as a writer, practicing by writing to win a penmanship award. And one of his first models for writing was a copy of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, which he was told to read at the precocious age of nine. Here's a guy strongly committed to the art of the written word.