See posts for reports on the Nov. 7 memorial held in Oakland (and previous memorials). A memorial was also held in NYC on November 13 at the Shabazz Center.
More on Marilyn and her writings can be found at MarilynBuck.com.
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by Seth Newton
She was the first name on our banner … fanta (Paris) Banner – Amnesty for US Political Prisoners, Geneva April 2009
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
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
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.
This brief tribute presents an overview of Marilyn’s life and work, with a special emphasis on her commitment to feminism. Includes the voices of Marilyn Buck, Gemma Mirkinson, Walter Turner, and poet Sonia Sanchez. Audio of this KPFA radio program … Continue reading
A memorial will be held for Marilyn Buck on Saturday November 13, 4:30–7:00 p.m. at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, 3940 Broadway, Manhattan, followed by dinner and a Freedom Dance for political prisoners. Click here for info … Continue reading
I have an album of photographs of Marilyn posted on my Facebook page; it can be viewed by anyone. Website provides PayPal mechanism to contribute to Marilyn’s transition fund through Youth Emergency Service, Inc., a Texas non-profit; all funds to … Continue reading
i remember when you were a fugitive icon that musn’t be pictured. We made the thoughtless mistake – printed your likeness in a journal seeking to tell your story but hardly comprehending in those brash days the fatal consequences of … Continue reading