Magazine. Poetry. Essays. Published yearly in the spring, VOLT seeks to offer a range of adventurous writing across its characteristically large page dimensions. This issue of VOLT includes essays by Gerald Stern on Andy Warhol, Mary Anne Samym on Eva Hesse, Timothy Liu on Antoni Tapies, Thaisa Frank on Toba Sojo, among others; and poems by Alice Jones, Joseph Lease, Stephanie Strickland, Chad Sweeney, Jule Hanson, Lorand Gaspar, Nadia Nurhussein, Lance Phillips, Tomaz Salamun, Page Hill Starzinger, Susan Terris, Tony Triglio, Arthur Vogelsang, and G.C. Waldrep.
Gillian Conoley's most recent book, A Little More Red Sun on the Human: New and Selected Poems (Nightboat Books, 2019), won the 39th annual Northern California Book Award in 2020. She received the Shelley Memorial Award for lifetime achievement from the Poetry Society of America (2017), and was also awarded the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. She is the author of seven previous collections of poetry, including PEACE (Omnidawn, 2014), an Academy of American Poets Standout Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Conoley's translations of three books by Henri Michaux, Thousand Times Broken, is with City Lights. Conoley has taught as a Visiting Poet at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, the University of Denver, Vermont College, and Tulane University. Conoley is currently Poet- in-Residence and Professor of English at Sonoma State University where she edits VOLT.