The Dreamed


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By Nancy Devine

The Dreamed opens with a brother walking into a river, and the reader follows.

"Can't you make the river weave between your fingers?" the brother asks. In this deeply elegiac and heart-strong collection, Nancy Devine affirms again and again that the current of memory and dream exist interwoven through the mythos of family, "if only / you have the gills or guts to breathe it." Within the struggle to make sense of tragedy, confusion and buoyancy carry the healing forward, lit by "a sun in love with and afraid of us at the same time." Mother and daughter, father and brother . . . . Devine's rich and well-crafted voice explores the space "between the waters of self and what's beyond," and the reader swims within the story which transforms us too."