Jack Foley

is a poet and critic who, with his wife, Adelle, performs his work frequently in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He was born in Neptune, New Jersey in 1940, grew up in Port Chester, New York, educated at Cornell University (BA, English Literature, 1963) and the University of California at Berkeley (MA, English Literature, 1965).  Since 1988 he has hosted a show of interviews and poetry presentations on Berkeley radio station KPFA.  His current show, “Cover to Cover,” is on every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.  His poetry books include Letters /  Lights Words for Adelle (1987), Gershwin (1991), Adrift (1993), Exiles (1996), and (with Ivan Argüelles) New Poetry from California: Dead / Requiem (1998).  He has also published three poetry chapbooks: Advice to the Lovelorn (1998); Saint James (with Ivan Argüelles, 1988), an homage to James Joyce; and Some Songs by Georges Brassens (2001).  Foley’s Greatest Hits 1974–2003 (2004) appeared from Pudding House Press.