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El Creacionismo

Vicente Huidobro, tr. by Jonathan Simkins
$18 | ISBN 9781732874145 | 2022

“We will rediscover in these poems by Vicente Huidobro... the resources revitalized by the avant-garde to transmit the historic vertigo of a fractured world, to contemplate and respond to the immanent belonging of certain places, and finally to open a dialogue between cultures, identities and languages.”
Leo Lobos


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Goslings to Prophecy

Anne Waldman & Emma Gomis
$15 | ISBN 9781732874152 | 2021

“We were thinking about tone, self-definition removal, no projection of 'message' agitating language from its memory bank. Or directed personally with personal details. To the contrary Another kind of salute. Obtuse? And wanting to honor sonnet and her spins."


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Marrow Music

A cento by Nick Hranilovich
$12 | ISBN 9781732874138 | 2020

Canto-sieve of ‘rocky lurid stars’ filtering light through the Voice beyond measure. Marrow Music is a cento re-sounding twenty-nine poets published by The Lune from 2015 - 2017: a chapbook series sampled and remastered into one symphonic text.


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Bruised Gospel

Sarah Alcaide-Escue
$15 | 9781732874121 | 2020

“This is the poetry of pressure, uncontainable lyrics so tightly constructed they explode through a world injured aånd marked by its injuries, but healing and filled with the most wondrous light.”
Jay Hopler

Escue bridges the tender and the terrible, exploring and examining the sadnesses and slow glories that bind us together. Like Louise Glück’s work, these delicate yet deliberate poems transform image into meaning, recording the moment of realization and leaving the reader more fully alive. — Emma BoldenBruised Gospel takes notes from Sylvia Plath, weaving baskets out of broken thatch, making a toy out of a misshapen chair, reclaiming identity through deconstruction. Escue writes the image at the edge: of birth and death, plain and forest, water and shore. Like stardust in the alpine dew, Bruised Gospel proclaims the reworking of potential into energy, picking up dead lines and branches to weave a wreath, a collage, a photograph, a poem. — Robert Eric ShoemakerThrough permutations of the elements into language, the generation of sentience submerged into matter, and the alchemy of decay, the incantatory lyrics of Bruised Gospel find "rebirth through refuge," taking up "again this body / occupied by many mouths," becoming "glass shattered," or dissolving, however transiently, ‘into this tilted hour.’ — Jonathan SimkinsIf, in this unfolding new year, I can find the faith to pray again, it will be a bruised prayer, and if I find the voice to share the good news, it will be a bruised gospel. Sarah Escue’s poems are a flame on the tongue, a hymn to unity. — J'Lyn Chapman

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Morning Rites

Reed Bye
$18 | ISBN 9781732874114 | 2019

“Reed Bye lets the round world come into the round eye on its own terms. There is no imposition, no going out there, so to speak, because whatever we are is already ‘round the pools.’ There is no subterfuge, no guile. Deep clarity is found – by a rare wonder – in pure utterance.”
David Mutschlecner

A rich array of sensory intuitions brought to life in the play of language… representations so acute and precise ‘like silk thread through an atom’ that, by their reading, reawaken our faculties like the first blinking sensations of the morning. — Tyler BurbaIs onwardness a thing? Well it’s made into a lovely wise seeing & speaking thing here in Morning Rites, a deeply kind way to hear walking in one’s legs & contribute to the woof while being & consciousness stand off between questions. — Anselm BerriganThese rites assay secret activity, the motion in stasis, in matter, mapping out the bodied experiences behind the poem, behind the day. The aubadic narrator asks urgent questions with careful urgency, how to both capture and generate the thought, how to uncover a self-love that does not overflow into a denial of other. — Ella Longpre

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Poetic Faith

David Mutschlecner
$18 | ISBN 9781732874107 | 2019

“Not singing of the world, but singing to it, Mutschlecner offers us an invitation foolhardy to decline: ‘Stay with the world awhile. Linger.’ He writes with light, as light; all one need do is let the eye adjust, take a patient breath, and see.”
Dan Beachy-Quick

Not singing of the world, but singing to it, Mutschlecner offers us an invitation foolhardy to decline: ‘Stay with the world awhile. Linger.’ He writes with light, as light; all one need do is let the eye adjust, take a patient breath, and see. — Dan Beachy-QuickIn brief meditative chapters, luminous as reveries, David Mutschlecner continues his investigation of poetics through Being’s illuminating lenses—philosophy, theology—always moving toward clarity: the self emptied of dogma. There is room for the whole cosmos. — Mary CisperHere is a new grammar, the syntax whose copula finally, fully conjoins as the ‘simple is of any of us, when it is cupped and loved, becomes the inclusive Is of all of us.’ — Elizabeth Robinson

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Drift Gestures

C. S. Mills
$18 | ISBN 9781732874169 | 2023

Forthcoming (August)


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Mortal Tenderness

David Mutschlecner
$15 | ISBN 9781732874176 | 2023

Forthcoming (June)


The Lune is an independent publisher of poetry and poetics. Our catalogue reflects contemporary work informed by contemplative and collaborative practices, including philosophy and translation.We are of many phases. What began as a journal of eleven word poems became a chapbook series, which became a polyphonic quarterly. Today, we represent one to two exceptional titles per year.The Denver Post once observed that The Lune is not particularly motivated by growth. To the extent that growth is outwardly measured, this is true. But we are deeply concerned about the growth of meaning. How everything seems to exceed its definition.*A practical note: This website only supports the purchase of one book at a time. We're sorry for the inconvenience. If you want to order more, please send us a note. Booksellers can find us on Ingram.


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WHAT'S THISReed Bye2015
YES AND NOJack Collom2015
OCCASIONS TO CALL MIRACLES APPROPRIATELaura Cesarco Eglin2015
APOCALUNE, A SEPARATION COSMOLOGYElla Longpre2016
PRAIRIE CROCUSMarielle Grenade-Willis2016
DREAM BOOK OF FEZAnne Waldman2016
FEDORAStarr Owen2016
THE BOGHOLE & THE BELDAMEJoanna Ruocco2016
SURFACEKari Tradwell x Nick Hranilovich2016
THE ALBUM OF UNTAKEN PHOTOSLisette Alonso2016
JACK ANGELRyan Ruehlen2016
RED KING, BOOK IIAlan Mudd2016
SPINNAKERSW. Scott Howard2016
POETIC FAITH, PART ONEDavid Mutschlecner2016
THIS IS THE CRUCIBLEJonathan Simkins2017
LEAVING THE LECTURE ON DANCENina Pick2017
USELESS LODESTONE & OTHER POEMSThomas Phalen2017
OUR LADY OF OBLIGATIONSLaura Chalar2017
I SHOULD HAVE BEEN LINENGinger Teppner2017
THE FISH TURNED THE WATERS OVERAlicia Cahalane Lewis2017
COUNTER FLUENCIESMark DuCharme2017
PILLTara Walker2017
PRIEST/ESSj/j hastain2017
IMPERATIVE OF THE NIGHTSherry Luo2017
THE SLIGHTEST BEARINGNicholas Fuenzalida2017
MEMORY PALACEJaime Robles2017
ALL THE PARTS OF THE ANIMALEleni Padden2017
YET WAVEGenelle Chaconas2017
HARVESTCurtis Romero2017