Steven Hirsch

 

When discussing the renaissance in experimental poetry on the west coast, we must start with those “renaissance” men and women that drive the new vision of letters for this and future decades. One of those oracular incandescences is Jack Foley. These collaborative, multimedia poetry performances are both seminal and shamanic, evolving from the linguistic musical tradition of the original S.F. “Beat” poet/performers and extending that eye, ear and voice of penetrating clarity into a modern mythology...This is a performance art that pries open new expressive possibilities...Very little poetry these days is as compelling or comprehensively challenging to the imagination....

              —Steven Hirsch, Heaven Bone (#11, 1994)