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                                   WESTERN RAMBLINGS
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                  Jack Foley has published 17 books
                  of  poetry,  5  books  of  criticism,  a
                  book  of  stories,  and  a  1300-page
                  “chronoencyclopedia,”  Visions  &                            OCTOGENARIAN
                  Affiliations:          California         Poetry                                                 ANTICS
                  1940-2005.  He  has  presented
                  poetry  on  Berkeley,  CA  radio
                  station  KPFA  regularly  since  1988
                  and  is  currently  one  of  the  hosts
                  of KPFA's literary program, "Cover
                  to  Cover."  He  has  received  two                                JACK FOLEY, CALIFORNIA
                  Lifetime Achievement Awards, one
                  from Marquis Who’s Who and one
                  from the Berkeley Poetry Festival,
                  and  June  5,  2010  was  declared                          “Jack Foley is doing great things in

                  “Jack  Foley  Day”  in  Berkeley.  His                      articulating                 the              poetic
                  most  recent  books  are  the                               consciousness  of  San  Francisco.”

                  companion  volumes,  The  Light  of                         —Lawrence Ferlinghetti

                  Evening,  a  brief  autobiography,

                  and  "A  Backward  Glance  O'er                             “One of American poetry’s essential
                  Travel'd Roads," an autobiography                           thinkers and practitioners.”

                  of his mind.                                                —Christopher               Bernard          (Poetry
                                                                              Flash)





                    There  is  a  delicious  extravagance  to  these...books  that  is  the  very

                    essence of the California spirit. Their scope is as large and multivaried as

                    the hills and streets of San Francisco, as aesthetically diverse as Oakland
                    and  as  lustily  anomalous  as    Venice  (not  the  one  with  gondolas  in  the

                    Adriatic but the one with body builders by the Pacific).             —John

                    Olson (Rain Taxi)


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