Two Poems

Jack Foley

50 Designs to Murder Magic

Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda (translated by Stephen Tapscott) . . . sent to Jack by Sangye

Link to text of poems.

Jack Foley is a widely-published poet and critic who performs his work frequently in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has published thirteen books of poetry and seven books of criticism, including Visions and Affiliations, a “chronoencyclopedia” of California poetry from 1940 to 2005. His weekly radio program “Cover to Cover” can be heard live at His selected poems, EYES, appeared recently along with a chapbook, LIFE.