Cover to Cover with Jack Foley, for August 8, 2012 - 3:00pm
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On the day before his 72nd birthday, Jack presents a selection from his own work. Jack will recite, from “East St. Louis Toodle-Oo,” "And the hope for wisdom / useless / And the hope for understanding / a laugh / And the hope to be free of neurosis / hilarious" as well as his translation of Rilke’s “Archaïscher Torso Apollos”: "We cannot know the fabulous head / Where the eyeapples ripened. Yet / The torso burns. A candelabrum / In which gaze glows, / Blinding. And the soft turn / Of the loins—where genitals / Burn, and procreation flares. / Otherwise, / Nothing but destruction, fragment, defacement, stone— / Not the wild animal’s fur we feel. / Otherwise, / This star would not have burst forth, / Raging with light / Until: There is no place that does not see you. / —You must change your life."