A cosmos of nothing but poetry
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The Winter Orchard | Nina Pick

Praise for Leaving the Lecture on Dance:

"This is a journey to the heart by way of the four elements: earth, fire, water and air... a chiropractic readjustment and a crash-course in quantum physics. What a reminder that we humans are all ‘swinging doors,’ constantly connecting our alchemical energies to each other and to our world. Where is the point of transition from constriction to expansion? When does the lodestone shatter the Metatron to embody the crucible? The answer is now and this poet is howling at the crossroads.” — Marielle Grenade-Willis

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Morning Rites | reed Bye

Praise for What's This:

“Spills whole and unimpeded from a great mind at play—sometimes incantatory, often humorous, and always surprising. What a gift from this beloved poet! (And who doesn’t love a poet who admits he’s on a mission to save the solar system? And who doesn’t love a poet who says: ‘If the door won’t open; there may be too much behind it’ or ‘The sound is true and level | across years even if you can’t tell what it is | they’re saying’ or ‘Lift your visor | Deep in cosmos | something flutters | A reflex such as I’.)” — Maureen Seaton

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Poetic Faith | david Mutschlecner

Praise for Poetic Faith (Part One):

"Mutschlecner's meditations demonstrate the mutual suffusion of metaphysics and poetics... His inquiries transpire inside the clearest language and progress with a guileless, un-ironic depth of care and commitment. Suddenly, the reader finds herself in the midst of a universe that peels back its skin to reveal its living core... we join together as a community of readers and makers of poetry who understand, like David Mutschlecner, that our 'interconnectedness is logos itself.” — Elizabeth Robinson

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El Creacionismo | Vicente Huidobro

A multilingual innovator and international antifascisto, Vicente Huidobro (10 Jan. 1893 - 2 Jan. 1948) stands with Gabriela Mistral, Pablo de Rokha, and Pablo Neruda as one of the "four greats" of Chilean poetry. The Lune is proud to present a bilingual edition of Huidobro's creationist texts — which, underscored by his antipoetic manifesto and interdisciplinary verve, redefined poetry in the 21st century — with new English translations by Jonathan Simkins and Kimrey Anna Batts.

"Creationism" is one of Huidobro's lasting literary ideas, a movement rooted in the poem's inceptive power: "It creates the wonderful and gives it a life of its own." Relentless in his dismantling of linguistic and political boundaries, Huidobro envisioned a poetry capable of holding the real and the impossible at once. He maintained that creationist poetry is by its own nature universal and universally translatable, "since the new facts remain identical in all tongues."

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Poets on earth | Nick Hranilovich

Curated by multimedia artist and writer Nick Hranilovich (Shadowtrash Tape Group) Poets on Earth is a mythopoetic gathering for our time. Drawing from The Lune's thirty chapbook titles, part one features a narrative amalgamation of fragments—forming a lunar epic/experimental epitaph/oulipian preface—while part two features intact selections and author commentary.

The anthology is unique for its sheer textual variety, its unflinching experimentalism, and its bicameral approach to synthesizing myriad contemporary voices. The 21st century is at once a contrived temporal limit (an abstraction of civic transformation and religious conquest) and a powerful indication of human history. Poets on Earth commemorates—by variety of voice and mind—an existential frontier.

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Contemporary Argentine & Uruguayan Poets | Laura Chalar

Featuring Mercedes Araujo, Alejandra Correa, Elena Lafert, Marina Serrano, Carolina Esses, Rafael García de Armas, Tatiana Oroño, Laura Cesarco Eglin, Marta Kelly, Celestial Brizuela, and many more