Here you can purchase and immediately download the latest issue of The Lune in PDF form. Our second issue as a quarterly features three radical short collections of new lyric and prose poetry: Mark DuCharme's Counter Fluencies 1-20, Tara Walker's Pill, and j/j hastain's Priest/ess. Each poet investigates the consumptive power of language, revealing—in detail at turns familiar, peculiar, and shocking—the secret grace of our verbal depths. As a triune entity, Spring 2017 proffers the unfearing reader a journey into the news cycle's unconscious, where poets transmute depression, addiction, and discrimination into the benevolent honesty of song. This issue is a living testament to John F. Kennedy's assertion that "when power corrupts, poetry cleanses," that the artist "becomes the last champion of the individual mind and sensibility against an intrusive society and an officious state." ("The Purpose of Poetry," The Atlantic, 1963)
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Mark DuCharme is the author of The Unfinished: Books I-VI, Answer, The Sensory Cabinet, The Crowd Poems, Infinity Subsections and Cosmopolitan Tremble, among others. He sees the poem, in part, as a refusal of utilitarian language, which is ironic, because he teaches composition.
Tara Walker's work has appeared in Magnolia, A Journal of Women's Socially Engaged Literature, The Columbia Poetry Review and Lunch Ticket. Her chapbook Sewn Into the Nest was published in 2009. She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a current PhD student.
j/j hastain is a collaborator, writer and maker of things. j/j performs ceremonial gore. Chasing and courting the animate and potentially enlivening decay that exists between seer and singer, j/j, simply, hopes to make the god/dess of stone moan and nod deeply through the waxing and waning phases of the moon. j/j hastain is the inventor of The Mystical Sentence Projects and is author of several cross-genre books.