Category Archives: Poetry

“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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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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“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  Beautiful, so apt.  Thank you Jewelle.

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Recognizing Marilyn …

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

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