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Dreamweavers: Selected Poems, 1976–1986

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“Reading her poetry is often like dropping into ocean deeps; there we see the first elements roiled and disturbed out of their primordial sluggishness by the intrusion of her imagination on its rampant voyage of discovery. Each poem turns out to be a metaphor of the seeking and the struggle to master and to freeze into shape what is essentially the process of becoming.”—Ed ...more
54 pages
Published 1987 by Editorial and Media Resources
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This was a gift from the author sent via a common bosom buddy. So, though my review is probably biased, I would like to say that this is one of those poetry books that tethered me to my roots —as Filipina and as a woman of what I call the "sky sisterhood," where my sisters are those women of indigenous cultures whose lives and worldview are domed by the cosmos.

In the titular poem, "Dreamweaver," the author talks of

" combinations
with key words
unlocking power"

and rearranges and redefine
marj at her best!
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Marjorie M. Evasco traces her literary roots to the island of Bohol where she grew up and completed her undergraduate degree, and to Dumaguete City where she finished her M.A. in Creative Writing at Silliman University in 1982.

A true Bol-anon, she keeps alive the memory and spirit of the revolt first led by Dagohoy's mother, a powerful tambalan (healer), who inspired her son and her people to defy
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“We have joined the trek
of desert women, humped over
from carrying our own oases
in the claypots of our lives,
gathering broken shards we find
in memory of those who went
ahead of us, alone.”
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