A full moon ceremonial poetry reading

 

Monday night, D. A. Lockhart, a Windsor-based poet, launched his book Big Medicine Comes to Erie at the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre in Windsor at a full moon ceremony. The ceremony —a fire ceremony and a Native American practice usually performed every full moon— is a form of purification and welcoming newness in one’s life. I was there to participate in this, and also to hear Lockhart read from his newest book, a collection of poems that paint a picture of the Delaware peoples’ migration to what is now Southwestern Ontario. Here are some of the photographs I took at this ceremony.Daniel Lockhart.jpgDSCF2948.jpgFull moon ceremony (1).jpgFull moon ceremony (2).jpgFull moon ceremony (5).jpgDaniel Lockhart (1).jpg