The Volta


THE VOLTA is an online multimedia site of poetry, criticism, poetics, video, conversation (audio), and interview (text).

Editors: Joshua Marie Wilkinson & Sasha Hawkins.

Founded: January 1, 2012.

Our masthead is here.

Our submissions guidelines are here.

You can read about THE VOLTA on the Poetry Society of America site or on the Tin House blog. We've also been featured on the Poetry Foundation site here and here and here. We've also been featured in Poets & Writers, on Columbia Poetry Review's blog, on New Pages, on OmniVerse, on htmlgiant, and on Flavorwire.

The Best American Poetry 2015 featured Dexter Booth's poem that we published (February 2014), selected for inclusion by guest editor Sherman Alexie.

Mathias Svalina's poem "From Thank You Terror" was selected for the Pushcart Prize 2016.

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General queries may be sent to:

thevoltaeditors |at| gmail |dot| com

ARROYO CHICO is a video column of writers reading from their work in the Arroyo Chico Wash in Tucson, Arizona.

THE CONVERSANT is an organ of conversation and interview edited by Andy Fitch, Cristiana Baik, Ching-In Chen, and Caleb Beckwith.

EVENING WILL COME is a journal of prose writing, often by poets on the how, what, and why of their writing.

IN REVIEW presents new reviews of poetry or poetry-related books each month.

HEIR APPARENT is a monthly column featuring a single long poem or poems in series by one poet.

MEDIUM is our video & poemfilm column.

THE PLEISTOCENE is a monthly journal of audio conversations with writers, recorded live in Tucson, Arizona.

THEY WILL SEW THE BLUE SAIL is a monthly feature of poetry, usually featuring a single poem by each of three poets per issue.

TREMOLO features a single interview with a poet.

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THE VOLTA was founded in Tucson, Arizona on December 11, 2011 by Sara Renee Marshall and Joshua Marie Wilkinson. It went live on Sunday January 1st, 2012. From 2012 to 2017 it has been run by JMW and Afton Wilky. Sasha Hawkins took over as Managing Editor in 2017.

The site was designed by JMW with help from ZulaufDesign.

If you are interested in contributing in some way to THE VOLTA, you may contact us at:

thevoltaeditors |at| gmail |dot| com

Thank you for your visit.