As graduate students, we worked together as Poetry Editors for Gulf Coast, and the way our aesthetic interests combined there made the four issues we helped put together pretty exciting. But the nature of a graduate student-run journal is that there is necessarily a lot of compromise, space restrictions, and constant editorial turnover. So we always talked about starting a journal of our own. As writers, we're both very much against the notion of aesthetic categories, and we want Oversound to be a place where writers who might not otherwise come across one another's work can do so. We also felt a lot of our contemporaries have been starting presses and chapbook presses, and that there was a need for a print poetry journal—one that could do a little to fill the gap left by great journals like No and The Canary and Crowd.Oversound offers poets a largely unrestricted space—we accept poems of any length, and we love including several poems by a particular poet. We want Oversound to be a venue where readers can become immersed and invested in our contributors' work.