The Dancer & the Dance: A Book of Distinctions, Poetry in the New Century, with a Foreword by Al Young. (Red Hen Press, Los Angeles: 2008). ISBN: 978-1-59709-094-0, $19.95.
Whether re-thinking particular poems by William Butler Yeats,
John Keats, Stephane Mallarme, E.E. Cummings,
Louis Zukofsky and Allen Ginsberg, works long regarded
as classics, or walking straight down the midway of the
contemporary poetry scene. . .Foley speaks his whole heart . . .
--Al Young, California Poet Laureate Emeritus
O Powerful Western Star: Poetry & Art in California: ISBN 1-880766-25-6.
"Jack Foley's O Powerful Western Star is not only an engrossing and original book. It is also for Californians--a necessary one. Foley's collection ranks high among the few serious investigations ever written of San Francisco literary culture. It is, however, by no means a conventional study. O Powerful Western Star is by turns historical, critical, philosophical, visionary, and poetic. It is also often autobiographical. Foley has lived in the Bay Area for nearly four decades, and his insights grow from personal involvement as well as active research. Literary criticism is rarely so intellectually wide-ranging, imaginatively suggestive, or unabashedly personal . . ." --Dana Gioia, former head of the National Endowment for the Arts
Foley's Books: California Rebels, Beats & Radicals: ISBN 1-880766-26-4. (A companion volume to O Powerful Western Star.)
Both books were published in 2000 by Pantograph Press, 2569 Maxwell Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601-5521. Cover paintings are by Oakland artist Anthony Holdsworth: "Autumn Light" and "Jerry Brown on Broadway" and cover designs are by Judy July and Norman Mayell of Generic Type, Emeryville, California.
ALL: A James Broughton Reader
Edited by Jack Foley. (White Crane Institute, Brooklyn, NY: 2006). Photo by Joel Singer; Interior book design by Toby Johnson. ISBN 1-59021-020-4 (HC); 1-59021-021-2 (PBK).
White Crane Institute
172 Fifth Avenue, Suite 69
Brooklyn, NY 11217.
(Pantograph Press, P.O. Box 9643, Berkeley, CA 94709: 1993). Cover design by Robert Frazier/Andrew Joron.
ISBN 1-880766-05-1, $8.95.
"In his poem 'Villanelle,' Foley quotes Goethe's words, 'More Light!' Foley is our firebrand experimentalist and he holds his torch high so the reader can have more light. This book makes unique flares and shadows in profound and vivid ways." - Michael McClure
DEAD REQUIEM: New Poetry from California
Ivan Arguelles and Jack Foley, with preface by Neeli Cherkovski. (Pantograph Press, P.O. Box 9643, Berkeley, CA 94709: 1988). Cover art by Jake Berry. Linocuts, "Actitude" and "Vociferando," by Jose Galindo; typesetting by Jack Foley. ISBN 1-880766-16-7. $9.95.
SAINT JAMES (E-MAIL T(W)O, epistolary artifices 3/98-4/98).
Ivan Arguelles and Jack Foley. (Pantograph Press, P.O. Box 9643, Berkeley, CA 94709: 1998). Front and back cover drawings: Leonard Breger; Book design and typesetting: Jack Foley). ISBN 1-880766-17-5. $6.
FROM JACK FOLEY (2010)
FENNEL IN THE RAIN
Jack and Adelle Foley. (Small Change Series, WordTemple Press, Santa Rosa, CA: 2007). Cover photo by Katherine Hasting. Limited Edition.
ASH ON AN OLD MAN'S SLEEVE
(Small Change Series, WordTemple Press, Santa Rosa, CA: 2009). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The book comes with a CD.
THE "FALLEN WESTERN STAR" WARS Edited by Jack Foley.
A DISORDERED CITY
are two recent e-books published by Jack Foley.
King Amour (2010) is available from Argotist Ebooks;
A Disordered City (2010) is available from Ahadada Books.
JACK FOLEY GREATEST HITS 1974- 2003. (Puddinghouse Publications "Greatest Hit Series #210", 81 Shadymere Lane, Columbus, OH, 43213: 2004). ISBN 1-58998-274-6. Paperback, $8.95. Order from www.puddinghouse.com.
"And they began to call that Beat" The Transmutations of a Word,
by Jack Foley. (The Beat Scene Press, an edition of 100 copies, June 2003).
SOME SONGS BY GEORGE BRASSENS.
Translated by Jack Foley. (Goldfish Press, Seattle, WA: 2001). Illustrations by Jack Foley. ISBN 09-9711601-0-4. Many of the poem translations in this book are available at http://www.alsopreview.com
EXILES by Jack Foley. (Pantograph Press, P.O. Box 9643, Berkeley, CA 94709). ISBN 1-880766-12-4. $9.95.
GERSHWIN by Jack Foley. (Norton Coker Press, San Francisco, 1991). Book with cassette tape, $4. ISBN 1-879457-10-5.
LETTERS/LIGHTS -- WORDS FOR ADELLE by Jack Foley, with a preface by Larry Eigner. (Mother's Hen, Muchos Somos Press, Berkeley, CA: 1987). ISBN 0-91-4370-55-3. Cover art by Andrew Joron; back cover photograph by Carol Boyd.
"O HER BLACKNESS SPARKLES!" The Life and Times of the Batman Art Gallery San Francisco 1960-1965, by Jack Foley, edited by Nancy Keane. (3300 Press, 3300 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110). Cover design by Pat Condon; typeset by Archetypeset, San Francisco. Featuring the photographs of James O. Mitchell. $5. ISBN 0-96-46017-1-0.