“We’ve come a long way as a group in starting to define this magazine and the kind of art that it pursues. Part of this magazine’s work for us at each and every meeting has been to define (perhaps in more concrete and personal ways than enlightening works like Steve McAffery’s Survey of Sound Poetry, or Gerald Bruns The Material of Poetry have done), for ourselves and in our own words, what the wingspan of this genre covers and how this will show up in our magazine. And it seems we all have totally different ideas on the matter. To this end, each of us has set a goal of “reporting back” to you, to try and put into words what we hear, how we understand it to be sound art, and from where we as individuals have come to sound. In short, we hope to give you, the listener, another way into the creative work in the issues and into what we’re thinking. In issue three, we hope to include a mission that reflects and engages the (dis)content of our conversations as co-editors.”
Aldus Anya Cobler in haar editor’s note.