Reading Hall B

Leanne Ogasawara -Awakenings by Kotaro T
A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

The Readings sections showcase a selection of works from "The Peregrine Collection" and "The Nova Collection", representing only a small fraction of the total works archived by the Lunar Codex.
 

Reading Hall B highlights short-form works by poets and writers. The included works form a selection of touchstone poems, some of my own favorites, bookmarks of discovery, favorite works composed by other writers, and poems I wish I'd written.

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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection)

MANIFEST

Samuel Peralta -Radar.jpg
Leanne Ogasawara -Awakenings by Kotaro T
RADAR

by

Samuel Peralta

2010

IM1, PM1
 

AWAKENING ON WINTER MORNINGS

Translated by

Leanne Ogasawara (2010)

IM1

Original poem from Chieko's Sky by

Kotaro Takamura (1912)

 

Papercut illustration by

Chieko Takamura

SamSoliloquy to Emptiness, 1969by Hannah
SOLILOQUY TO EMPTINESS

by

Hannah Radeke

10 April 2021 

IM1

Commissioned specially for The Lunar Codex 

through Poems While You Wait
 

MANIFEST

Samuel Peralta -Radar.jpg
Leanne Ogasawara -Awakenings by Kotaro T
RADAR

by

Samuel Peralta

2010

IM1, PM1
 

AWAKENING ON WINTER MORNINGS

Translated by

Leanne Ogasawara (2010)

IM1

Original poem from Chieko's Sky by

Kotaro Takamura (1912)

 

Papercut illustration by

Chieko Takamura

SamSoliloquy to Emptiness, 1969by Hannah
SOLILOQUY TO EMPTINESS

by

Hannah Radeke

10 April 2021 

IM1

Commissioned specially for The Lunar Codex 

through Poems While You Wait
 

Sam There Is No Heaven by KP -Kailah Pet
THERE IS NO HEAVEN INSIDE, ONLY CONCRETE

by

Kailiah Peters

10 April 2021 

IM1

Commissioned specially for The Lunar Codex 

through Poems While You Wait
 

Alex Berge - The Brotherhood of Lunar Ni
THE BROTHERHOOD OF LUNAR NIGHT

by

Alex Berge

10 April 2021 

IM1

Commissioned specially for The Lunar Codex 

through Poems While You Wait 

Composed on a vintage Royal Astronaut typewriter,

introduced in 1970
 

Kathleen Rooney -The Moon is the Moon.jp
THE MOON IS THE MOON WHETHER WE CALL IT THAT OR NOT

by

Kathleen Rooney

10 April 2021 

IM1

First publication in The Lunar Codex 

Kathleen Rooney is the co-founder of 

Poems While You Wait
 

Robert Lee Brewer -Formal.jpg
FORMAL

by

Robert Lee Brewer

2011 

IM1

Shane L. Koyczan -Tinder.jpg
TINDER

by

Shane Koyczan

2016 

IM1

Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick -He Asked Wha
HE ASKED WHAT MADE MY BRAIN DO THAT THING WHERE I END UP ON THE FLOOR WITH THE WORLD ENDING

by

Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick

2021 

IM1

Nicolette Wong -Hinamatsuri.jpg
HINAMATSURI

by

Nicolette Wong

2012

IM1

Perla Kantarjian -Half Woman, Half Starl
HALF WOMAN, HALF STARLIGHT

by

Pėrla Kantarjian

2020

IM1

SamRasnake -The Next to Last Poem.jpg
THE NEXT TO LAST POEM

by

Sam Rasnake

2011

IM1