Our Name Be Witness

by Marvin K. White

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Our Name Be Witness is a hearing of voices and a judgment of women collected by poet Marvin K. White. These women where he comes from, mostly gone now, visit him in the still and quick of memory. These poems spirit, challenge, beg, egg and demand that they have their say. Part mother-tongue and part fortune-tale, White pens the truth of these women and all things: ahead of, in and on time that they were in wake, in life and in afterlife.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Marvin K. White

Marvin K. White, M.Div., is a graduate of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley CA, and a former pastor associate at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco. In addition to being a sought-after preacher, collaborator and thought leader, he is currently an arts liaison and a co-facilitator of the Faith Leaders Round Table at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. He is the author of four collections of poetry published by RedBone Press; Our Name Be Witness, Status and two Lammy-nominated collections, last rights and nothin’ ugly fly. As a public theologian and community-based artist, he is articulating a vision of social, prophetic and creative justice through being a poet, artist, teacher, facilitator, activist, community organizer, preacher, homemaker, cake baker, and Facebook Statustician.


[Photo © 2011 by Duane Cramer.]

140 pp.

© 2011 by Marvin K. White
Cover art courtesy of Marvin K. White
Cover design:  Eunice Corbin

ISBN-10: 0-9786251-5-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-9786251-5-3

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