- The Lune—descendent of LuNaMoPoLiS—is born on the counter of Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café in Boulder, CO. Originally conceived as a journal of eleven word poems—variations on the Jack Collom lune, itself a variant of the Robert Kelly lune—the first three issues are printed on looseleaf paper and "unbound" in pre-stamped manilla envelopes.
- The Lune produces an unbound edition of James Joyce's 1927 collection, Pomes Penyeach, first published by Sylvia Beach's Shakespeare & Co. in Paris, France. Printed by Citizen Printing in Fort Collins, CO, the broadsides and custom envelopes serve as a prototype for The Lune's subsequent chapbooks of contemporary poetry. (At roughly thirteen pages each, collections symbolically constitute a year in lunar months.) Ralph Ellison graces the USPS 3oz stamp.
- The Lune acquires its first original chapbook manuscript, Reed Bye's What's This; Indigo Deany draws a contour portrait of the author, establishing in-person portraiture as a lunar tradition and setting the stage for all forthcoming chapbook covers.
- What's This hits the shelves at Innisfree, donning a Flannery O'Connor stamp and marking the beginning of The Lune's chapbook series at No. 5 (in honor of The Lune's four preceding iterations). Reed and Ethie Friend join forces for a release reading at Innisfree, the first of five consecutive monthly readings by new chapbook authors. Nos. 6 and 7—Jack Collom's Yes And No and Laura Cesarco Eglin's Occasions to Call Miracles Appropriate—are the final editions to appear unbound.
- Jack Collom's release reading—filmed by Joshua Koerner—turns into an exquisite corpse extravaganza. Jack collects and arranges the collaborative poems produced on this night, and authors an introduction; Joe titles the manuscript Something Deep About Change. (They hold out hope it will someday be published.)
- Ella Longpre's Apocalune, a separation cosmology (No. 8) initiates a year of twelve perfect-bound editions in as many months, featuring Marielle Grenade-Willis (No. 9), Anne Waldman (No. 10), Maureen Seaton (No. 11), Joanna Ruocco (No. 12), Lisette Alonso (No. 13), Kari Treadwell and Nick Hranilovich (No. 14), Alan Mudd (No. 15), Ryan Wade Ruehlen (No. 16), Olga Broumas and T Begley (No. 17), W. Scott Howard (No. 18), and David Mutschlecner (No. 19).
- Sharing roots in experimental publishing and sound art, The Lune partners with Brooklyn's Hanging Loose Press and Boulder's Shadowtrash Tape Group, printing book and album reviews by Tyler Lyman in chapbook nos. 10, 11, 12, and 13.
- The Lune is featured on the front page of The Denver Post's entertainment section ("Making poetry intimate, accessible and very personal"). Fine Arts critic Ray Rinaldi cites The Lune's "humble aspirations" as key to its integrity: "It doesn’t really market itself to mass audiences and it isn’t necessarily hungry to grow. It welcomes new subscribers, no doubt, but it remains focused on putting the poets first and keeping the encounters with readers as intimate as possible."
- Innisfree and The Lune join forces to celebrate the bookstore-café's fifth anniversary and Anne Waldman's Dream Book of Fez (No. 10). Reed Bye, Jack Collom, Laura Cesarco Eglin, Marielle Grenade-Willis, Ella Longpre, and Anne Waldman paint the packed-house with their voices.
- The Lune unveils a new quarterly design and seasonal approach marked by the collation of three separate chapbooks in a single perfect-bound form. Winter features lyric poets Nina Pick, Jonathan Simkins, and Thomas Phalen; Spring features experimental poets Mark DuCharme, Tara Walker, and j/j/ hastain; Summer features contemplative poets Laura Chalar, Ginger Teppner, and Alicia Cahalane Lewis.
- Sponsored by The Lune, the Pre-Inauguration Poetry Rally goes down at Denver's notorious Mercury Café. Tootles Methuselah hosts an evening of readings by Colorado poet laureate Joseph Hutchison, Marielle Grenade-Willis, Claire Ibarra, Jonathan Simkins, and Sarah Escue.
- The Lune calls Sacramento home for the year, specially curating new material for online publication. Twelve feature poets include the Sacramento Poetry Center's Tim Kahl, Songs of Water musician Stephen Roach, chaplain Andrea Thornton, visual artist Alex Nodopaka, necromancer Jacklyn Janeksela, Denverites Matt Clifford and Brice Maiurro, Poetry Pacific's Yuan Changming, professor Theodore Sabo, Colin James, Carter Vance, and Trent Walters.
- Marking the end of The Lune's thirty-title chapbook series, Autumn features six chapbooks by six luminaries : Sherry Luo, Nicholas Fuenzalida, Jaime Robles, Eleni Padden, Genelle Chaconas, and Curtis Romero.
- Building on its faith in experimental, contemplative, multilingual poesy as a communicative force in divisive times, The Lune acquires five full-length titles for publication. Forthcoming works embody the intersection of lyric and epic, theology and poetics, collation and invention, collaboration and translation; various traditions shine with new life. Primary authors and editors include Reed Bye, David Mutschlecner, Jonathan Simkins, Kimrey Anna Batts, Laura Chalar, and Nick Hranilovich.