Welcome to the November 2017 edition of Blue Heron Speaks! We are delighted and honored to feature the work of Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard, author of 8 poetry books and many non-fiction books including, The Unpredictability of Light (WordTech Communications, 2009) and The Light That Shines Inside Us (Diálogos, 2013). Bouvard transports us to a world of beauty and awe with her reverence for nature. We also see in these poems that she is a gifted healer through her words. We are invited to become one with, “a richness of spirit that rises above / our shadows, our petty quarrels, our hunger / for power and material wealth …” Bouvard encourages us to look beyond our current world and seek the wisdom of what lies beyond, as in the lines, “the soft violet-mauve this dusk that speaks / of tranquility in our shadowed world.” These are poems that elegantly sing and leave a lasting echo of tenderness.
Please visit the Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author page of our site to read sample poems by Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard and to learn more about her books. These are poems meant to be savored and revisited many times.
Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard is the author of 8 poetry books, two of which have won awards. The Unpredictability of Light (WordTech Communications, 2009) won the MAssBook Award for Poetry. She has also published many non-fiction books. Her latest, Social Justice and the Power of Compassion (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016), came out this year. Her books cover human rights, grief, illness, and women’s rights. She is a former professor of Political Science and Poetry and is currently a Resident Scholar of the Women’s Studies Program at Brandeis University. Marguerite’s most recent poetry book, The Light That Shines Inside Us (Diálogos, 2013), is on Amazon. Her website is www.MargueriteGBouvard.com