Telling the Story

Jack Foley Interviews Poet Al Young ~ Part I

This is Part I of two consecutive shows Jack Foley broadcast on-air with Al Young in June of 2002. Al starts off with a reading of an original letter from a freed slave to his master.

Jack Foley comments, “Al and I spoke about many things, including popular songs and their singers, the talented L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poet, P.C. Mack, and the African-American maverick, O.O. Gabugah. Al Young and I were longtime friends–telephone-talking friends–and the man I knew was brilliant, open, ironic, endlessly curious, scholarly, funny, satirical, complicated: multiple. These qualities are all on display in the interview.”