Wild Poppies CD

Wild Poppies

Wild PoppiesThis 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.

Wild Poppies is available from Kersplebedeb through leftwingbooks.net – click here for more details. Wholesale rates are avilable to community groups, infoshops and bookstores.

The following is just a sample of Marilyn’s poetry included on the Wild Poppies CD – click on the link to see the text:

You can also listen to Marilyn read her poem Wild Poppies in mp3 format by clicking here .

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 by Uchechi Kalu
  5. Rescue the Word*, read by Genny Lim
  6. One-Hour Yard Poem*, read by Dennis Brutus
  7. Space*, read by Akwasi Evans
  8. Concrete Cocoon (excerpt from Incommunicado)*, read by Marilyn Buck
  9. Letter #18, read by Dennis Brutus
  10. Moon Bereft*, read by Sara Menefee
  11. Dream Fragments*, read by Marilyn Buck
  12. Acrobatic*, read by Fanny Howe
  13. After the Wave*, read by Presente!
  14. 1950 ’s Girl Thinking about Love*, read by Uchechi Kalu
  15. Coca Cola 2*, read by Carolyn Baxter
  16. Thirteen Springs*, read by Maria Poblet
  17. Imperatives*, read by Mariann Wizard 
  18. Jasper TX*, read by Samsara
  19. Authenticity*, read by Chrystos
  20. Rap for Justice (excerpt from Incommunicado)*, read by Marilyn Buck
  21. Pennsylvania Death March*, read by Merle Woo
  22. untitled (movement poem), read by Maria Poblet
  23. A Vieques,en Solidaridad*, read by Carlos Quiles
  24. To Vieques, in Solidarity*, read by Piri Thomas
  25. Grito de Vieques, read by Aya De Leon
  26. Marilyn, read by Carlos Quiles
  27. The Owl*, read by Nellie Wong
  28. Blindfolded Men*, read by Uchechi 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 by Marilyn 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.

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