Jack Foley

Jack Foley

Jack Foley

Station KPFA-FM | Writer, Poet, Radio Host

A poet, literary critic, and radio host since the 1960s, Mr. Foley is the author of more than 20 volumes of poetry and a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the University of California. Naturally creative, he discovered poetry at the age of 15 after reading the work of Thomas Graves, describing the experience as a kind of baptism. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in English literature at Cornell University in 1963 and a Master of Arts in English literature at the University of California in 1965. Mr. Foley joined Station KPFA-FM in 1988 as executive producer of a live poetry program and continues to serve as a radio host and producer. He was editor in chief of Poetry USA from 1990 until 1995, and has published his work continuously since 1987, with recent works including a 2021 experimental autobiography, a collaboration with Japanese poet Maki Starfield, and a column for the Alsop Review. In addition to written work, Mr. Foley has read and performed throughout his career, often with his late wife, Adelle, and was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Berkeley Poetry Festival and the K.M. Anthru Literature Prize.

Forbes Magazine

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Wall Street Journal

Mr. Foley was featured among a select group of Marquis listees in the Wall Street Journal.

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Hemispheres Magazine

Mr. Foley was featured in Hemispheres Magazine as a distinguished Marquis listee.

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A national press release celebrates Mr. Foley’s inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who.

Marquis Newsletters

Mr. Foley provides career updates in a Marquis Newsletter.

Marquis Insight Magazine

Mr. Foley shares background about his work and inspirations in the second edition of Marquis Insight Magazine.

Marquis Humanitarian Award

Mr. Foley was the recipient of the Marquis Humanitarian Award in recognition of his work as a poet.

Top Professionals

Mr. Foley’s career in poetry was honored with selection as a Marquis Top Artist.

Press Release

A national press release celebrates Mr. Foley’s inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Mr. Foley was profiled in the third edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Marquis Radio

Mr. Foley discusses his life, work, and inspiration in an interview with Marquis Radio.

Lifetime Achievement

A Lifetime Acheivement timeline showcases highlights in Mr. Foley’s career.

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A personal Marquis homepage showcases Mr. Foley’s awards and features.

Marquis Legacy Video

A Marquis video summarizes Mr. Foley’s career achievements and timeline.

Marquis Legacy Video

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