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“THIS MAN LOOKS OUT AT ME
                     eyes full of interest and perhaps suffering
                  whatever he looks at registered on his face…”
                  Just that much and not more would be enough,
                always though he is dancing like his dad, shuffling
                    canny strange steps of thirties and 3000 a.d.
                              KNOWLEDGE OF POETRY
                                 Finds him and Adelle
                          opening Clyfford Still’s mystery:
                        Let figure and ground fuse into one.
                      Eyes tell a little more than the ear hears.
                        Yes, his poetry breathes intelligence

                                          BUT
                             it’s also aloft with intuition.                    Michael McClure
                          He recreated the Batman Gallery                         on Jack Foley
                          but did not ever touch his winged                             (2012)
                        feet on those Fillmore Street boards.

                        Bards welcomed him there and then,                     BEGINNING WITH
                           and inspired artists painted his                       LINES BY THE
                                    IMAGINATION.                                         POET
                    He goes on to triumph through the modes:
                        from archetypal Olsonian projectivity
                            of post-heroic deconstruction                       for JACK FOLEY
                      to eructation of naughty nursery rhymes
                             without a solecism in sight.

                            Like Cocteau, “Radio Daddy”
                        made tubes and circuits sing Poetry
                      in voices of Whitman and Gertrude Stein
                           (and, almost, Emily Dickinson).


                                           He
                                          oped
                                        airways
                                    multiculturally,
                                  and with catholicity
                              speaks the finest and sees
                                 the highest possible
                                        in other.
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