A collection of poetry by Robert Foley.
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)|
About the Author
Robert M. Foley was born and raised in the Lincoln Park / Old Town area of Chicago in the 50s. His first published work at the age of 16 was a 2 paragraph warning regarding bad mescaline circulating Old Town which appeared in the Chicago Seed newspaper. He later wrote film and music reviews for several underground newspapers and magazines as well as humorous fictional letters for National Lampoon and Ramparts. He was also an original 'phone phreak,' building blue, red, and black boxes for spending money in college. Occasional poems and short stories would pop up now and then in various long defunct papers and magazines. Some of those poems are included in this collection spanning 5 decades.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Hey Allen based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Bob has a brilliant and hilarious Chicago voice. Loved it.
Metaphorically rich, inventive. Thoughtfully crafted rendering of this poet's experiences and passages. -Harlan Stern
i could not put this book of Poetry down! I could see Mr Foley's images in my head! A must read for Chicagoans and everyone else!
Great call and response to Ginsburg's 'Howl' in the titular poem. A tremendous ride through neighborhoods of Chicago youth and life on the larger stage. Strong voice and 'everyman' approach with humor and sadness tossed into the mix. From Williams, the Beats, to Bukowski, to now, the lineage continues in good hands. Check it out!