Gillian Conoley's most recent collection is THE PLOT GENIE with Omnidawn Publishing (fall 2009). 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 Ameican Poetry Review, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award, and has been anthologized in over 20 national and international anthologies, including W. W. Norton's American Hybrid, Counterpath's Postmodern Lyricism, and Oscar Mondadori's Nuova Poesia Americana. Conoley has taught as a visiting poet at many universities, including University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, Tulane University, University of Denver, and Vermont College. Editor and founder of VOLT magazine, she teaches in the Program for Writers and Poets at Sonoma State University and makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area.