Wild Poppies: A Poetry Jam Across Prison Walls—Poets And Musicians Honor Poet And Political Prisoner Marilyn Buck

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This CD is a poetry jam in space — created across and despite razor wire, prison bars and censored phone lines. It is a gathering of poets to celebrate the work of sister poet Marilyn Buck, who has spent more than 20 years in US prisons for her anti-imperialist politics and actions (for more information on Marilyn Buck, click here ).

This CD contains 46 poems, read by 28 different poets. While some of the poets read their own poems, most (32) of the poems on this CD were written by Marilyn.

Complete Track List

1. Wild Poppies* , read by Marilyn Buck

2. Introduction, read by Amiri Baraka

3. political poem, read by devorah major

4. They Came for Me, read byUchechi Kalu

5. Rescue the Word*, read byGenny Lim

6. One-Hour Yard Poem*, read byDennis Brutus

7. Space*, read byAkwasi Evans

8. Concrete Cocoon (excerpt from Incommunicado)*, read byMarilyn Buck

9. Letter #18, read byDennis Brutus

10. Moon Bereft*, read bySara Menefee

11. Dream Fragments*, read byMarilyn Buck

12. Acrobatic*, read byFanny Howe

13. After the Wave*, read byPresente!

14. 1950 ’s Girl Thinking about Love*, read byUchechi Kalu

15. Coca Cola 2*, read byCarolyn Baxter

16. Thirteen Springs*, read byMaria Poblet

17. Imperatives*, read byMariann Wizard

18. Jasper TX*, read bySamsara

19. Authenticity*, read byChrystos

20. Rap for Justice (excerpt from Incommunicado)*, read byMarilyn Buck

21. Pennsylvania Death March*, read byMerle Woo

22. untitled (movement poem), read byMaria Poblet

23. A Vieques,en Solidaridad*, read byCarlos Quiles

24. To Vieques, in Solidarity*, read byPiri Thomas

25. Grito de Vieques, read by Aya De Leon

26. Marilyn, read byCarlos Quiles

27. The Owl*, read byNellie Wong

28. Blindfolded Men*, read byUchechi Kalu

29. The Tortured (excerpt from Incommunicado)*, read by Marilyn Buck

30. Black August*, read by Staajabu

31. In Memory of Kuwasi Balagoon*, read by Kiilu Nyasha (for more information on Kuwasi Balagoon, click here )

32. I saw your picture today (to Lori Berenson)*, read by Elana Levy

33. Neutralize!, read by Mitsuye Yamada

34. The Visit, read by Staajabu

35. Prison Chant*, read by devorah major

36. Suicide Cell (excerpt from Incommunicado)*, read by Marilyn Buck

37. A Fifteen-Year-Old Palestinian Woman in Prison*, read by Vini Bhansali

38. Reading Poetry*, read byMarilyn Buck

39. Bird Watchers*, read by Jean Stewart

40. Honor Dance for the Four Winds, read by Chrystos

41. Blues for Shaka*, read by Presente!

42. The Annunciation, read by Genny Lim

43. Revelation*, read by David Meltzer

44. On Children, read by Piri Thomas

45. Prayer*, read by Sonia Sanchez

46. Honoring Marilyn Buck, read by Kwame Ture

* Poem by Marilyn Buck

Bonus track: Marilyn's greetings to CD listeners, phoned in to the CD release parties, with photos of Marilyn, other contributors and political prisoners.

Book Details

Publisher: Freedom Archives

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