The Lune Quarterly


The Lune Quarterly

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Published in 2017, the following seasonal editions contain discrete sequences by three or more contemporary poets, exploring the image-nation* of America unto counsel and awe.

Winter 2017:

Nina Pick / Leaving the Lecture on Dance (preview)
Jonathan Simkins / This Is The Crucible (preview)
Thomas Phalen / Useless Lodestone & Other Poems (preview)

Spring 2017:

Mark DuCharme / Counter Fluencies 1-20 (preview)
Tara Walker / Pill (preview)
j/j hastain / Priest/ess (preview)

Summer 2017 :

Laura Chalar / Our Lady of Obligations (preview)
Ginger Teppner / I Should Have Been Linen (preview)
Alicia Cahalane Lewis / The Fish Turned The Waters Over (preview)

Autumn 2017:

Sherry Luo / Imperative of the Night (preview)
Nicholas Fuenzalida / The Slightest Bearing (preview) /
Jaime Robles / Memory Palace (preview)
Eleni Padden / All the Parts of the Animal (preview)
Genelle Chaconas / Yet Wave (preview)
Curtis Romero / Harvest (preview)

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“The magazine is better curated than most, limiting itself in size while presenting some of the most readable poets around.” (𝔡𝔭)

Winter 2017: ISSN 2470-­4709 / Paperback / 5.5 x 8.5 / 110pp

We are going to the moon—that is not very far.
Man has so much farther to go within himself.

— Anaïs Nin

Featuring three new short collections of lyric by Nina Pick, Jonathan Simkins, and Thomas Phalen. Three voices course through concerns equally metaphysical and ecological. “Their language,” writes Marielle Grenade-Willis, “is a solid and flexible reminder that humans are ‘swinging doors,’ constantly connecting our alchemical energies to each other and to our world. Where is the point of transition from constriction to expansion? When does the lodestone shatter the Metatron to embody the crucible? The answer is now and these poets are howling at the crossroads.”

Spring 2017: ISSN 2470-­4709 / Paperback / 5.5 x 8.5 / 98pp

The moon is high up in the sky and it’s spring.
I think of you and within myself I’m complete.

— Fernando Pessoa, The Shepherd in Love (1914)

Featuring three divergent new collections by Mark DuCharme, Tara Walker, and j/j hastain. By strange gravity of music in method, each poet investigates the consumptive power of language, suggesting—in detail at turns familiar, peculiar, and shocking—the secret grace of conception. Spring is a triune nocturne wherethrough poets transmute ulterior narratives of obsession, addiction, and discrimination into benevolent song.

Summer 2017: ISSN 2470-­4709 / Paperback / 5.5 x 8.5 / 110pp

They thought I was raving again. It's just as well.

— Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm (1974)

Featuring three new short collections by Laura Chalar, Ginger Teppner, and Alicia Cahalane Lewis; ranging in style from metrical stanzas to American haiku to prose fragments, each collection recasts the transient gesture—memory, sensation, reflex, guess—as living measure of narrative moment. Whereas the cumulative details of experience lie prostrate in certain patterns—loss unto grief, belief unto doubt—Chalar, Teppner, and Lewis show us how to turn the mind over like soil or fabric, inviting new meaning to shine through the pieces and wholes of language.

Autumn 2017: ISSN 2470-4709 / Paperback / 5.5 x 8.5 / 184pp

at the bottom of the well where the moon lives,
can you pull me

— Denise Levertov, Here and Now (1957)

Featuring new short collections by Sherry LuoNicholas FuenzalidaJaime RoblesEleni Padden, Genelle Chaconas, and Curtis Romero, Autumn is a hexadic harvest of contemporary poetry at turns swollen and spartan, unhinged and domestic. Borne of civilized hells and congenital halls, the human body speaks through personal, perceptual, and political displacements.