Marilyn Buck was a committed political radical, imprisoned for over thirty years for her revolutionary activities. She was also a prolific writer and poet, publishing her work in a prize-winning chapbook, an audio CD, and in various journals and anthologies. She received a PEN American Center prize for poetry in 2001.
Buck was released from prison less than a month before her death at age sixty-two from uterine cancer. This selection of her finest poetry is a living testament to the fierce intelligence and huge compassion that inspired and informed her life, and to the transcendence of her poetic vision.
This is an important book on so many levels... it models a degree of resistance most of us are never called upon to develop. Ms. Magazine
Though it is unclear from Bucks writing what place organized religion had for her after she left home, these pages contain prayers, answers, wise and generous gifts. The Rumpus