Each year the Massachusetts Book Awards recognize the best writers in this vibrant literary state by naming winners and a list of “Recommended Readings” in four genres — fiction, nonfiction, poetry & children’s/young adult literature. This year, The Unpredictability of Light (Word Press), a collection of poems
by Boston University Creative Writing alumna Marguerite Bouvard (Poetry, 1977) has been named a MassBook of the Year, sharing a spot on the
Recommended Reading in Poetry list with Boston University faculty member Louise Glück’s A Village Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Marguerite’s recent publications also include a poem coming out in Gemini Press in February, and a prose poem, “Journey,” recently released from the online journal Prose Poem Project. Her poetry and essays have been widely anthologized. She is a resident scholar at Brandeis University.