Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard was born in Trieste, Italy. She has published 19 books including 8 books of poetry and numerous books and articles in the fields of Political Science, Psychology, Spirituality and Literature. Her poetry and essays have been widely anthologized, and her poetry books have won the Quarterly Review of Literature Award and the MassBook Award for Poetry. She has received grants for her poetry from the Puffin and Danforth foundations. She is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis.