Magazine. Poetry. VOLT has published innovative poetry and fiction for 20 years. Striking in design, with its unusual format, 10" by 13", VOLT allows for work that is longer or uses typography in extraordinary ways. VOLT has maintained a commitment to both new and established writers, and was named one of the top 50 literary magazines in the country by Every Writer's Resource in 2014. Contributors for issue #22 include Giovan Alonzi, Michael Basinski, Emma Bolden, Brian Cochran, Ed Coletti, Joel Dailey, Adam Day, Patrick James Dunagan, Adam Fagin, Norman Fischer, Stephen Harmon, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Brian Henry, Alexandra Itzi, Gabriel Jesiolowski, Meridian Johnson, Eric Komosa, Susan Lewis, Anthony Madrid, Agnes Marton, A. Molotkov, Dylan Morgan, Karl Parker, Gillian Parrish, Ethan Plaue, Solomon Rino, Elizabeth Robinson, Martha Ronk, giovanni singleton, Roderick Six, Alina Stefanescu, BP Sutton, Shelly Taylor, Chloé Veylit, David Welch, and Kathleen Winter.
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.