Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein is the founding editor of SOUND, a literary magazine on contemporary musico-poetics. She received her MFA in poetry from The New School, and her BS in classical vocal performance and literature from Mannes. Her chapbook, Quiet, was selected by Matthea Harvey as The New School’s 2012 Chapbook Contest winner for poetry. She is currently writing the libretto for Jonathan Dawe’s modern operatic re-telling of Tamburlaine. She likes almost anything miniature, bourbon, turquoise, and pixietails.