WE MUST CELEBRATE THOSE WHO SPEAK BEYOND KNOWING, AND HONOR THAT WHICH DEVELOPS QUIETLY IN THE DEEP.
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.
"WHAT CAN WE GAIN BY SAILING TO THE MOON IF WE ARE UNABLE TO CROSS THE ABYSS THAT SEPARATES US FROM OURSELVES?"
— Thomas Merton
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. 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 Dave Korn³; and in all permutations, The Lune has been informed by the poets Anne Waldman⁴, Reed Bye⁵ & 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" (Jacket2)
⁵ See: "Reflecting on Reed Bye's Contemplative Poetics" (Bombay Gin)
⁶ See: "The Rumpus Interview with Maureen Seaton" (The Rumpus)