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.



sundress readings


Upcoming Readings:

Woman Made Gallery Literary Series
Theme — Boxes: Containers & Contained
Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
685 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

Readers include Deborah Bernhardt, Angela Jackson Brown, Robin Chapman, Kathleen Kirk, Virginia Smith Rice, and Andrea Witzke Slot.


Sundress Poetry Reading in Chicago
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7 p.m.
Powell’s Bookstore
1218 S. Halsted Chicago IL 60607

Join Sundress Publications authors T.A. Noonan, Donna Vorreyer, Virginia Smith Rice, Kristy Bowen, Kristin LaTour, and publisher, Erin Elizabeth Smith for a reading and book-signing from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at Powell’s Bookstore in Chicago!