Hey Allen

Hey Allen

by Robert Foley


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A collection of poetry by Robert Foley.

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ISBN-13: 9781987067767
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 05/05/2019
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 75,539
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.

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Hey Allen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Bob has a brilliant and hilarious Chicago voice. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Metaphorically rich, inventive. Thoughtfully crafted rendering of this poet's experiences and passages. -Harlan Stern
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!