Yesterday on KPFA 94.1 FM, Jack Foley hosted the prequel to an 8-part series based on Poems for the Millennium Volume Three, edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Jeffrey C. Robinson.

In yesterday’s episode, Foley read “Hamlet, Keats, La Conscience de Soi”, thoughts on romantic poetry and self-consciousness, from his Alsop Review column Foley’s Books.

“La conscience de soi est une nouvelle modalité du savoir, c’est un savoir de soi, un retour de la conscience depuis l’être-autre.”
—French Wikipedia on Hegel

This Cover to Cover with Jack Foley series airs on KPFA, Wednesdays at 3PM until June 23. Next week, hear excerpts from William Bolcom’s setting of William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence & Experience”, Katherine Hastings on Poems for the Millennium, Leslie Scalapino, author of Its go in horizontal, reading from Rousseau, “Reveries of the Solitary Walker”, (a work that Lisa Robertson credits as an inspiration for her book R’s Boat), and Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Kubla Khan.