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Lunar Chandelier Collective is a subset of Lunar Chandelier Press, publishing collectively in the interest of making new writing available swiftly and at low cost to the reader by the means available to us today. Contact:  lunarchandeliercollective@gmail.com

LCC Books are distributed by Small Press Distribution, http://www.spdbooks.org/ and at Amazon.com, and are also soon to be available at this Lunar Chandelier Press/LCC BlogSpot via Paypal.

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Heart Threadby Robert Kelly
Pubdate: Forthcoming
ISBN: 9780997371505
Price: $12.00pp 163Design by Render Stetson

Through the tumult of our names, months, seasons, runs the line of the heart. The cordial, the central, the nerve that springs us into thinking, moving, speaking. Body, Speech, Mind –– what else have we? The heart is the thread that links them together, the theme that runs through all the voices and variations of our fugue, our flight, our flight from Eden, from dependency, from servitude, towards freedom of mind and action. Towards being.
I learned the name of the poem slowly, after hearing at Bard a performance of Lou Harrison’s choral setting of the heart sutra, the radical Buddhist text that speaks to the primacy of mind. It made me think of the way Buddhists point to the heart to mean the mind. Sutra means thread, and that was my instruction, suddenly focused as I listened one afternoon to George Quasha’s Axial Music ensemble in Barrytown, and I knew the name of the thread that held me, that I held.
                                                                                    Robert Kelly

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Uncreated Mirror
by Tamas Panitz
Pubdate: Forthcoming
ISBN: 9780997371512
Price: $10.00pp 97
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Reader, in your hands you hold a culmination: the New American Poetry we were given halfway through the last century is here now fully realized all the way through this gracious instance of open composition by field. “Uncreated Mirror” has a river’s resolve, “Guadalcabal” a pond’s deliberation. Tamas Panitz has made in them a Sanskrit from the fluency of our common speech, sinuous, without hesitancy, a language of petition and intention free of declaration or plea.–
Thomas Meyer, author, Essay Stanzas (Song Cave); Kintsugi (Flood Editions)

The poet is an eternal presence in Tamas Panitz’s glorious and lyric Uncreated Mirror, and we might find the poet under our boot soles or hundreds of years on both sides of the looking glass membrane of the past and present simultaneously. The title suggests an unfixed future or an unmade past. The poet takes us on a journey of our own fixed images, perhaps, allowing us to make our reflections.  Unmade Mirror is a brilliant guide to sense-memories and their influence on our potential embrace.


–Brenda Coultas, author, The Tatters (Weslyan University Press); A Journal of Places (Metambesen Press)

 The secret of the alphabet is that the letters are not abstract but are actually pictures –pictographs– secret hieroglyphics, “stolen” from Egypt by “Moses.” To learn this Mystery you could hope for no better guide than Tamas Panitz
– Peter Lamborn Wilson, author, ABECEDARIUM (Xexoxial Editions); School of Nite (with
Nancy Goldring; Spuyten Duyvil Press}

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Waters Of
by Billie Chernicoff
Pubdate: Forthcoming
ISBN: 9780997371529
Price: $12.00

pp 139
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Almagest enough at last! For me, the greatest gift of Waters Of is that it offers a way to hear all of history as just a complicated mechanism for us to make thous of each other, an attempt to bridge the huge gaps between the orders of our feelings. We get “lost in streets whose leaves turn bronze / like the words of God,” and “It takes heat to move / the sound of one / syllable / into what you can see / or touch,” but this book points a way home to water. Billie Chernicoff remembers the color into seeing, welcomes an ox into the house of the alphabet. When I read these poems, I feel a weird, thrilling awakeness. They sing the raucous music of who we’ve been

– Ian Dreiblatt, author of barishonah, translator of
Comradely Greetings, The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj

The poems in Waters Of are amazing lyrics that explore themes of change and the continual transformation of the present. These poems quietly build and flow, exploring the natural world, myths, the alchemical, different alphabets, literatures and cultures. Time and the changeable nature of life and all materials are at the center of this book; here Chernicoff’s poems exemplify this transmutation in the accretions of her lines and images where each word is a drop “at the root of all things.” In Waters Of the poet’s capacious imagination and intelligence meet at the threshold where everything is possible.
 – Eléna Rivera, author of Atmosphered, Overture, On the Nature of Position and Tone, translator of The Rest of the Voyage by Bernard Noël.

 
Chernicoff gives us a world set to work, process as alchemy, the chaos within order she manifests with her patient and alert naming “Of.” She’s not shapeshifting but involving us in the radical force of language that is the world. The child of Cupid and Psyche speaking at once from within, and beyond– Tamas Panitz, author of Uncreated Mirror and
Blue Sun

Forthcoming Titles:

Collected Works 1976-2016, Kimberly Lyons
Views from Tornado Island, by Charles Stein