Remembering Conrad Balliet, Host Of Conrad's Corner

Aug 26, 2018

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.

Conrad Balliet retired from curating Conrad’s Corner earlier this year, though his voice is still occasionally heard as part of the program.

Share your memories of Conrad’s Corner below or record your memories using the voice memo app on your phone.  Send the recording to: wyso@wyso.org OR  if you don’t want to use a voice memo app on your smart phone, call this number and record your message:  937-769-1374.