Conrad's Corner

Sunday-Friday, 7:59pm and Saturdays during The Dear Green Place

Conrad reads a poem Sunday to Friday at 7:59 p.m. and another on Saturday during The Dear Green Place. He and Niki Dakota do a brief "Song and Sonnet" exercise on Monday's Excursions at 12:40 p.m. He stays in touch with many talented local poets, includes their poems in his regular readings, and does an interview with one of them for some of the WYSO Weekend shows.

Conrad Balliet reads David Garrison's poem, "Folding Tables and Five Card Stud - for Judd."

Conrad Balliet reads Marietta Ball's poem, "The Sun Subordinate."

Conrad Balliet reads Terry Hermsen's poem, "The Yellow Spring - For the Glen and Tara."

Conrad Balliet reads David Petreman's poem, "Father David Goes to Ohio"

Conrad Balliet reads Barbara Astor's poem, "Woodlore."

Conrad Balliet visits Excursions to share poetry and music with Niki Dakota.  They discuss the high quality and quantity of the poetry by writers in the Miami Valley and invite listeners to an upcoming poetry reading in Conrad's honor at Wittenberg University.  

David Lee Garrison joins Conrad Balliet in the WYSO studios to talk about their common background in traditional verse.  They talk about different styles of poetry and how writing in rhyme can be liberating.  Garrison shares examples of several types of poems and talks about what inspired each.

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