Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Art. Nationally distributed, beautifully designed, VOLT has been publishing innovative writing for 24 years. While the magazine regularly publishes Pulitzer Prize-winning authors such as Rae Armantrout, and Yusef Komunyakaa, MacArthur Genius Award winners such as Lyn Hejinian, VOLT also maintains a strong commitment to publishing the work of new undiscovered writers in every issue. VOLT has won three Pushcart Prizes, three Best American Poetry Selections, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. VOLT was recently named one of the top 50 literary magazines in the country by Every Writers' Resource. Founded and edited by Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence Gillian Conoley, VOLT is held in some of the top university libraries in the country, including SUNY Buffalo, University of Denver, University of Arizona, Brown University, UCLA, and Cornell University, and many public libraries, such as the New York Public Library. VOLT’s size, 9" by 11," welcomes work that might not fit into other magazines, such as long poems with typographical elements. VOLT welcomes work by writers of all ethnicities, cultures, proclivities, and desires. Contributors for issue #24 include Cynthia Arrieu-King, Christy Davids, Colin Partch, C Piroul, Aaron Shurin, James Tate, Chris Stroffolino, John Yau, and Donna de la Perriere.
Gillian Conoley was born in Austin Texas, where, on its rural outskirts, her father and mother owned and operated a radio station. Her most recent collection is THE PLOT GENIE with Omnidawn Publishing. She is the author of six collections of poetry, including PROFANE HALO, Lovers in the Used World, and Tall Stranger, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has received many prizes, including the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Her poems have been anthologized in over 20 national and international anthologies, including W.W. Norton's forthcoming Postmodern American Poetry (second edition), American Hybrid, Counterpath's LYRIC POSTMODERNISMS, and Oscar Mondadori's Nuova Poesia Americana. Editor and founder of VOLT magazine, she teaches in the Program for Writers and Poets at Sonoma State University. Author City: CORTE MADERA, CA USA