Virginia Smith Rice writes poetry and teaches art in Woodstock, Illinois. Occasionally, she teaches poetry and writes art. There are also those days when, despite her best intentions, she is most probably doing none of these things.

She earned her MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University and is co-editor of Kettle Blue Review, an online poetry journal.

Virginia’s first poetry collection, When I Wake It Will Be Forever, is now available from Sundress Publications. Some of her individually published poems can be found on the Poems page.

Virginia can be contacted through Kettle Blue Review.

Thanks for stopping by – feel free to look around and read a few poems while you’re here.



Upcoming Events:

April 26th  Virginia will read selections from her newly published collection, When I Wake It Will Be Forever, at the Back of the Yards branch of the Chicago Library, 2111 W. 47th St., Chicago. Author Nath Jones will also share poems from two of her books, The War is Language, and 2000 Deciduous Trees. Reading begins at 12p.

May 1 – Book launch! Virginia will read at Powell’s Bookstore, 1218 S. Halsted, Chicago, along with contributors from  Kettle Blue Review 1.1. Festivities and readings begin at 7p!

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