Poetry Reading

Jack and Adelle Foley

Jack Foley is a poet and critic living in the San Francisco Bay area. His poetry books includeLetters/Lights—Words for AdelleGershwinExilesAdrift (nominated for a Northern California  Book Reviewers Award); Greatest Hits 1974-2003; and Ash on an Old Man's Sleeve. His books of criticism include the companion volumes, O Powerful Western Star (winner of the Artists Embassy Literary/Cultural Award 1998-2000) and Foley's Books: California Rebels, Beats, and Radicals as well asThe Dancer and the Dance: A Book of Distinctions. Foley's radio show, Cover to Cover, is heard every Wednesday at 3pm Pacific time on KPFA; past shows are available as podcasts at KPFA's web site; his column, “Foley's Books,” appears in the online magazine, The Alsop Review.


Adelle Foley is a retirement administrator, an arts activist, and a writer of haiku. She is on the board of Poetry Flash. Her column,“High Street Neighborhood News,” appears monthly in The MacArthur Metro. Her poems have appeared in various magazines, in the textbooks, An Introduction to Poetry and Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, and in Columbia University Press's internet database the Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. Foley's readings often include her husband, poet Jack Foley. Along the Bloodline is her first collection.