Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

Marguerite Guzman Bouvard is the author of ten poetry books two of which have won awards, including the MASSBOOK Award for Poetry. Her poems have been widely published and anthologized. Her latest poetry book, the Flame of Life came out in 2018.

But a young teenager in a poor neighborhood
is writing poems about police patrolling
the streets and the fear that pervades them,
yet his verses are the wildflowers

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