Celestial Bodies

Apol, L.  (2016).  Celestial bodies. Lantzville, BC:  Leaf Press


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.

  • Winner 2015 Overleaf Chapbook Manuscript Competition

  • Finalist, 2016 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry