Reading Hall D
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.
The Readings sections showcase a selection of works from the three time capsules Peregrine, Nova, and Polaris, representing only a small fraction of the total works archived by the Lunar Codex.
Reading Hall D 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.
Works are identified by respective launch mission and Lunar Codex collection as follows:
AM1 - Artemis 1 Mission (The Orion Collection)
PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 (The Peregrine Collection)
IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 (The Nova Collection)
GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 (The Polaris Collection)
First published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, August 10, 2010
GETTING THINGS DONE
SCULPTING TIME SEVEN TIMES
THE SEVEN GATES OF POETRY
BAGHDAD, MON AMOUR
Salah al Hamdani
Commissioned specially for
the Polaris collection of
The Lunar Codex