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ExSE Poetry Showcase Honors Marilyn

This afternoon I recorded my set for East by Southeast, Austin, TX’ annual public access television poetry showcase. This year I chose to honor Marilyn with my performance. I read two poems by others that have appeared here, “Catch” by … Continue reading

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Deadline soon for poetry contest honoring Marilyn

The March 31, 2011 deadline for an Austin Poetry Society annual awards contest honoring Marilyn Buck is soon approaching. Bay Area poet Maria Poblet will be judging this contest. See the earlier posts here on this topic for details! With … Continue reading

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Poems of 12 Political Prisoners includes one of Marilyn Buck’s

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Poetry Contest Announced

The Austin Poetry Society ( has announced its annual awards contests for 2011. Among 28 contests, to be judged by distinguished poets who are not members of APS, is the “Resistance and Repression Award”, offered in loving memory of Marilyn … Continue reading

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Oakland Memorial Held Nov 7

In response to mgwizard‘s wish: “greetings to all who are attending the Memorial for Marilyn today in Oakland — we look forward to hearing about this gathering, seeing photos, and hearing the poems said and songs sung — please share … Continue reading

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For the Martyr Marilyn Buck

by Russell Maroon Shoats/z The oppressors say you were the only white in the Black Liberation Army They seek to sow confusion and division But you were more than that! In Ireland you would have been in the Irish Republican … Continue reading

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“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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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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