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Jack Foley (photograph by Robert Schneck)

Jack Foley is an innovative, widely-published poet and critic who, with his wife, Adelle, performs his work frequently in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the past several years he has hosted a show of interviews and poetry presentations on Berkeley radio station KPFA. His current show , "Cover to Cover," which can be heard by streaming audio at, is on every Wednesday at 3 p.m. Pacific time. His poetry books include Letters/Lights--Words for Adelle (1987), Gershwin (1991), Adrift (1993, nominated for a Bay Area Book Reviewers' Award), Exiles (1996), and (with Ivan Arg�elles) New Poetry from California: Dead / Requiem (1998).  A contributing editor to Poetry Flash, he has also published two poetry chapbooks, Advice to the Lovelorn (1998) and (with Ivan Arg�elles) Saint James (1998), an homage to James Joyce.  A third chapbook, Some Songs by Georges Brassens, is forthcoming. O Powerful Western Star and Foley�s Books, companion volumes of Foley�s essays, reviews and interviews, have recently appeared from Pantograph Press. In a review, San Francisco Chronicle Book Editor David Kipen describes the books as �galvanizing�: �an unparalleled cultural history of the past half century from Bodega Bay to the Pacheco Pass.� O Powerful Western Star is the recipient of the Artists Embassy Literary/Cultural Award 1998-2000.
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Current Reviews

Les Murray, Conscious and Verbal 08/01/02

Le Parapluie: Another Brassens Translation 7/25/02

Review of Chloe Hooper's, A Child's Book of True Crime (Scribner, 2002) 7/17/02

Philip Whalen (tributes by Gary Snyder and Michael McClure) 7/11/02

Arabic Poetry: A Radio Script, Part Two  07/05/02

Arabic Poetry: A Radio Script, Part One  06/28/02

Billy Collins Poem  06/21/02

Czeslaw Milosz, New and Collected Poems (1931-2001)  06/14/02

California's Edward Markham  06/07/02

Robert Sward, Rosicrucian in the Basement  05/31/02

The Latest APR  05/17/02

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