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Roy G. Guzmán

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Roy G. Guzmán

Roy G. Guzmán was born in Honduras and raised in Miami, Florida. They received an MFA from the University of Minnesota. Guzmán's debut poetry collection will be published by Graywolf Press in 2020. The recipient of a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship and a 2016 Scribe for Human Rights Fellowship, among other awards, Guzmán is currently pursuing a PhD in cultural studies at the University of Minnesota. They live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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                                                                March 2014

After the three women turn themselves in, the man drives them
from his river of fasting to a hungering brush-brimmed spot.
On the mother’s wrists, he engraves his ennui, though her pulse


was never officially charged           though she considered her son’s
         wife prime suspect                Rita            my great-grandmother’s
name         never trusted her daughter-