WE MUST CELEBRATE THOSE WHO SPEAK BEYOND KNOWING, AND HONOR THAT WHICH DEVELOPS QUIETLY IN THE DEEP.
THE LUNE shares language that stems from a sense of wonder, delight in experiment, and concern for humanity; it is designed to honor the simple rites that glow with significance. We believe that a publication so informed acts as a cultural balm against the literal-minded, commercially-driven objectives of modern media. // Each print edition features three stunning new works by three different poets. Online we host epiphanic writings that range across forms, themes, and events. Twenty-two chapbooks by twenty-four poets, ten readings, an online trove, and over 1,000 shipments later, the quiet revolution continues.
"WE ARE GOING TO THE MOON—THAT IS NOT VERY FAR. MAN HAS SO MUCH FARTHER TO GO WITHIN HIMSELF." (ANAÏS NIN)
THE LUNE was born in 2015 at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café. It took shape in the wake of LuNaMoPoLiS, a publisher of poetry founded by two primates who lived aboard a pirate ship while attending the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Before THE LUNE, there was the Full Moon Poetry Jam in Morrison Alley. // The publication's name comes from the short form invented by Jack Collom¹ (also: Robert Kelly²); the inceptive journal—envelope-bound broadsides—was inspired by the correspondencesof Dave Korn³. And in all permutations, THE LUNE has been moved by the poets Anne Waldman⁴, Reed Bye⁵, and Maureen Seaton⁶.
¹ See: "A Conversation with Jack Collom" (OminVerse)
² See: "Leaping Into the Unknown" (Modern American Poetry)
³ See: "Fairbanks Bus 142" (ChristopherMcCandless.info)
⁴ See: "Finding Poetry's Public Voice" (Jacket)
⁵ See: "Reflecting on Reed Bye's Contemplative Poetics" (Bombay Gin)
⁶ See: "The Rumpus Interview with Maureen Seaton" (The Rumpus)