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Author: Jack Foley

Jack Foley has published fifteen books of poetry, five books of criticism, and VISIONS AND AFFILIATIONS (Pantograph Press, 2011), a "chronoencyclopedia" of California poetry from 1940 to 2005. His most recent books include WHEN SLEEP COMES: SHILLELAGH SONGS (Sagging Meniscus press, 2020), RIVERRUN ( Poetry Hotel Press, 2017), GRIEF SONGS (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2017), THE TIGER AND OTHER TALES (Sagging Meniscus press, 2016), EYES (Poetry Hotel Press, 2013), and THE "FALLEN WESTERN STAR" WARS (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2001). He became well known through his "multivoiced" performances with his late wife, Adelle, who was also a poet; many of these can be seen on YouTube. His radio show, "Cover to Cover," airs every Wednesday on KPFA- FM in California. In 2010, Foley received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Berkeley Poetry Festival.

EYES
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EYES

Poetry Hotel Press

Poetry. "Jack Foley's work represents that rare commodity—genuinely avant-garde poetry. He takes the polyphonic forms of Pound and Eliot and pushes them into possibilities open only to performance-based art. This is experimental poetry with depth an...

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Grief Songs
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Grief Songs

Sagging Meniscus Press

Poetry. On June 4th, 2016, poet Jack Foley's wife, Adelle Foley, who was (as she told her doctor) "never sick," was diagnosed with stomach cancer; she died on June 27th. They had been married for nearly fifty-five years and were an exceptionally clo...

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RIVERRUN
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RIVERRUN

Poetry Hotel Press

Poetry. "Jack Foley's work represents that rare commodity—genuinely avant-garde poetry. He takes the polyphonic forms of Pound and Eliot and pushes them into possibilities open only to performance-based art. This is experimental poetry with depth an...

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The Tiger and Other Tales
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The Tiger and Other Tales

Sagging Meniscus Press

Fiction. Jack Foley's autobiography begins, "What is a life but stories?" The stories collected here are not his life but a fantastic consciousness in which he is as lost as anyone. Foley writes what he does not know; he writes what he can imagine....

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Visions & Affiliations: A California Literary Time Line, Poets & Poetry Part One, 1940-1980

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Visions & Affiliations: A California Literary Time Line, Poets & Poetry Part One, 1940-1980

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Literary Nonficton. Poetry History & Criticism. California Studies. VISIONS & AFFILIATIONS: A CALIFORNIA TIMELINE 1940-1980 is the first of a two-volume chronoencyclopedia of a scene that stretches over sixty-five years. People, ideas, and stories a...

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Visions & Affiliations: A California Literary Time Line, Poets & Poetry Part Two, 1980-2005
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Visions & Affiliations: A California Literary Time Line, Poets & Poetry Part Two, 1980-2005

Pantograph Press

Literary Nonficton. Poetry History & Criticism. California Studies. VISIONS & AFFILIATIONS: A CALIFORNIA TIMELINE 1980-2005 is the second of a two-volume chronoencyclopedia of a scene that stretches over sixty-five years. People, ideas, and stories ...

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When Sleep Comes: Shillelagh Songs
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When Sleep Comes: Shillelagh Songs

Sagging Meniscus Press

Poetry. California Interest. In his new poetry collection, Jack Foley revels in a wild and varied display bringing together many styles and preoccupations, from the depths of grief to love to the heights where light has its source. We might turn the...

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