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“This City at the Crossroads” book reading and signing with D.A. Lockhart
October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
D.A. Lockhart (IU MFA Alumni) will read from and sign copies of his newest poetry collection from Canadian Literary pubilsher Black Moss Press. This City at the Crossroads explores Lockhart’s time in Central Indiana through the lens of connecting with the everyday and working class of the Hoosier Heartland.
About This City at the Crossroads:
This is the promised land in all its grit and its nostalgic glory, from the shores of the White River to the constellations of an Indianapolis’s skyline. The Hoosier answer to Carl Sandburg’s cornerstone poem “Chicago,” This City at the Crossroads is part love song, part meditation on the things we have to leave behind. Through the emergence of mythic men like Lightning Hopkins, T.C. Steele, and Freddie Hubbard from the physical landscape the promise of place that many see as a crossroads rather than a home becomes the motherland we all wish that we had. The sophomore poetry collection by D.A. Lockhart explores his time at the crossroads and the manner that those around us, from the infamous to the everyman, find their roots in a land that is all too often overlooked in a mad race to be some place or something other than where they should be or what they truly are.
About D.A. Lockhart:
D.A. Lockhart now makes his home in southwestern Ontario. He is the author of Big Medicine Comes to Erie. (Black Moss Press 2016) His work has appeared in numerous journals including the Malahat Review, Hawai’i Review, OSU’s The Journal, the Windsor Review, and Contemporary Verse 2. Lockhart is a graduate of the Indiana University-Bloomington MFA in Creative Writing program and an one-time resident of Indiana that carries his Hoosier connection with considerable pride. He is a member of the Moravian of the Thames First Nation.