Austin native Marilyn Buck, who spent 25 years as a federal political prisoner, wrote this collection of “spare… but flagrant” poetry — much of it about “how the human mind can escape the sterility of prison” — while “racing against uterine cancer until her death.” Her long-time friend and fellow poet and political activist Mariann Wizard says the serving of 63 often jazz-cadenced poems presents Buck as “much more than a one-dimensional icon” and “will give general poetry lovers their first real opportunity to savor her body of work.” Mariann’s review includes samples of Buck’s increasingly-celebrated work.

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