’s writing has been described as ‘ancestral birth,’ an artistic way of walking the past home in the present and evoking memory,  sensation and narrative to define a Jewish future that honours the best of tradition and the best in each of us.

With daring images and words that reflect complex identities, including the contradictory, inherited and freely chosen, Devon touches upon what is true, simple and deeply shared by Jews from all the ages of the world, while simultaneously rooting contemporary seekers in the timelessness of Jewish tradition and the sacred potentiality of their personal narratives.

As she tackles the disbelief of prophets, the wistfulness of women, family’s painful reverberations and the persistence of life-giving choosing, Devon transmits a Torah of love and resistance. Her poetry further reminds us that all our lives are holy and that every human being is bound up in the bond of all life and never really alone.