Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

Marguerite Guzman Bouvard is the author of ten books of poetry, two of which have won awards, including the Mass Book Poetry Award. She has also written numerous non-fiction books on women's rights, human rights, the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, The Invisible Wounds of War, and books on social justice, illness and more. She supports the Mississippi Center for Justice.

the heavy crowds...one million,
are but a moment, their voices
stilled by one person, and behind
her the person who holds
the reins of prison, silence

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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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