What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are unable to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
— Thomas Merton
"that they might shine like stars in the perpetual night-time of your attention" (Michael Schmidt, Lives of the Poets)

"that they might shine like stars in the perpetual night-time of your attention" (Michael Schmidt, Lives of the Poets)


The Lune hosts contemporary poetry in undistracted spaces. Each print edition features three new collections by as many poets. Online we share epiphanic writings that range across forms, themes, and events. Twenty-three titles by twenty-six poets, ten readings, a digital reservoir, and over 1,000 shipments later, the quiet revolution continues.

Born in 2015 at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café, The Lune 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. The publication's name comes from the short form invented by Jack Collom and Robert Kelly.