I’ve just discovered a new form of poetry: the poetic soundscape.

This weekend, I attended a gathering hosted by the Marys Peak Poets, a chapter of the Oregon State Poetry Association. There were two fantastic soundscapes written by Joanna Rosinska and performed by several local poets.

Soundscape is a sound or combination of sounds that forms or arises from an immersive environment. The poetic soundscape takes layering to a new level. There’s linguistic and sound layering in addition to thematic layering. Think two-dimensional versus four-dimensional.

This form is really exciting to me. I can’t wait to try it out.