Conrad Balliet, host of Conrad’s Corner on WYSO for 25 years, died August 18, 2018. He was 91.
Balliet was an Army veteran who fell in love with poetry while stationed in Germany. He went on to teach poetry as an English professor at Wittenberg University for 30 years, and was known as a scholar of William Butler Yeats’ life and poetry.
After his retirement from Wittenberg, Balliet began hosting Conrad’s Corner, sharing his love of poetry with WYSO listeners.