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

One comment on “A full moon ceremonial poetry reading

  1. Thanks for the photos. You bring this ritual alive for us across Canada. D.A. Lockhart is a dramatic new voice — who should get much attention.


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