The thirteen full moons that make up a full calendar year each have various names assigned by native people, farmers, pagans and mystics. These names often reflect the seasonal schedule for hunting, planting and harvesting; they evoke and invoke plants, animals, weather, human activities, and gods.
Celestial Bodies draws from these lunar labels. The cycle of poems begins and ends with July, and traces a year of full moons that parallel and illuminate a new and unfolding relationship.
Apol, L. (2016). Celestial bodies. Lantzville, BC: Leaf Press
Winner 2015 Overleaf Chapbook Manuscript Competition
Finalist, 2016 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry
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