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[saUnd] is the literary magazine on musico-poetics exploring the way sound is thought about and utilized in contemporary poetry writing and reading styles, vocal performance, and composition.

As with other aspects of poetry, we believe that readings should be an integration of a poet's honest expression with a musical and acoustic awareness.

We are interested in many schools of poetry, and while we don’t believe that poetry and music are interchangeable terms, we do believe they are intrinsically joined.

A large part of [saUnd] centers around poetry reading styles. Through fresh insights and conversations about the art that is reading poetry, we hope to replace the reliance on convention with honesty, expressiveness, communication, and engagement.

We are interested in the opinions of a wide range of poets and musicians: well-known, young established, and emerging. We believe that poetry is an intimate art, bodily, and specific to its creator just as dance and singing are. We hope to hear from you, to create a fresh well of knowledge on this lesser discussed aspect of poetry.

Founding Editor,
Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein