Monthly Archives: September 2010

“Catch” by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

For Marilyn Buck in Black August preacher’s daughter[1] what is a wall what blooms beyond the body what is left * you could write a letter into dandelion wish thread hope into green garlands * to wear catechism loose form … Continue reading

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SF Bay View Tribute to Marilyn Buck

San Francisco Bay View Editor, Mary Ratcliffe, did a terrific layout in tribute to Marilyn that includes photos, art, and her incredible poetry.  Kudos and thanks to Mary for honoring our martyred shero.          — KN sfbayview.com/2010/marilyn-buck-september-11-2001

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Marilyn in papercut

by Seth Newton

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Marilyn honored in Geneva, 2009, with other political prisoners

She was the first name on our banner … fanta  (Paris) Banner – Amnesty for US Political Prisoners, Geneva April 2009

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Judge sought for poetry contest in Marilyn’s honor

“I have made arrangements to sponsor a contest for poems on the theme of ‘Repression and Resistance’, in honor of Marilyn Buck, in the coming year.” Continue reading

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Poem for Marilyn Buck by Vanessa Huang

Dear Marilyn, I heard the storming ululation in this photograph we reach for to remember your life by, soft hearted, still seething unprunable in today’s cyprus flame, that still fencing shutter turned from Lebanon’s skyward village streets, another farewell dance … Continue reading

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Poet Marilyn Buck, remembered by Rajasvini Bhansali

Poet Marilyn Buck I was Marilyn’s poet sister friend for the last fifteen years.  And she was mine.  Our relationship began with me as her teacher of poetry as a young student teacher poet with June Jordan’s Poetry for the … Continue reading

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“Red Poppy for Marilyn” by Jewelle Gomez

The Bay Area (and international) poet Jewelle Gomez has written a post “Celebrating the Life of Marilyn Buck” on her blog. See it at http://www.redroom.com/blog/jewelle-gomez/celebrating-life-marilyn-buck.  Beautiful, so apt.  Thank you Jewelle.

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