EX-AUSTIN POET FREED FROM PRISON
Former Austin-based poet and activist
Marilyn Buck was freed from federal prison July 15 after serving 25 years of an 80-year sentence for her participation in the 1979 prison break of Assata Shakur, a 1981 robbery of a Brinks truck and the 1983 U.S. Senate bombing, also known as the “Resistance Conspiracy” case.
Buck, an award-winning poet who was born in Temple in 1947 and attended the University of Texas, was diagnosed with uterine sarcoma last year, for which she has recently undergone surgery and chemotherapy. A benefit for Buck was held in Austin in June. She is on parole in New York.