State of Exile
Pocket Poets Number 58
Translated by Marilyn Buck

Marilyn Buck, You Can't Go Back

Thanks to Claude Marks and the Freedom Archive for recording and sharing this audio clip of Marilyn Buck discussing the exile of imprisonment. For more of Marilyn's own voice, click on the "Extras" tab above.

Marilyn Buck greets the audience at City Lights event

In this recording by phone, Marilyn Buck greets the audience that gathered to celebrate her work and that of Cristina Peri Rossi's on May 14, 2008 at City Lights' book release party for State of Exile.

Marilyn Buck, "Prison as Exile"

Marilyn Buck on her experience of exile in Federal Penitentiary in Dublin, CA

Marilyn Buck, "Going Home"

Marilyn Buck on the idea of "going home" from prison and from exile

Marilyn Buck discusses Cristina Peri Rossi

Marilyn Buck introduces her relationship to Cristina Peri Rossi's work, and how she began translating State of Exile.

Letter from Mumia Abu Jamal about State of Exile

In this powerful and personal letter, Mumia Abu Jamal shares his experience of reading Marilyn Buck's translations of Cristina Peri Rossi's State of Exile.
Letter from Mumia Abu Jamal about State of Exile ( jpg 242 KB )

Interview with Cristina Peri Rossi

Friend of poet Cristina Peri Rossi and translator Marilyn Buck, Graciela Trevisan interviews Peri Rossi here about State of Exile and her writing in general.
Peri_Rossi_interview.pdf ( pdf 52 KB )