• The Dreams of Mary Rowlandson

The Dreams of Mary Rowlandson

by Hillary Holladay



This poetic sequence tells the story of Mary Rowlandson, the Puritan woman captured by Indians in 1676. Using epigraphs drawn from Rowlandson's own captivity narrative, The Dreams of Mary Rowlandson imagines the internal struggles of a woman fighting for her life in the New England wilderness.

“These 'dreams' humanize Mary Rowlandson's 1682 captivity narrative and breathe new life into it by imagining her inner voice as both eloquent and honest.”

—Quentin Miller, Suffolk University, Editor of Prose and Cons: Essays on Prison Literature in the U.S.