Virginia Bell is a Pushcart Prize nominee, recipient of a Ragdale Foundation residency, and second-place winner of the 2019 riverSedge Poetry Prize, judged by José Antonio Rodríguez. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Kettle Blue Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Rogue Agent, Gargoyle, Cider Press Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Cloudbank, CALYX, Poet Lore, Pebble Lake Review, Wicked Alice, Ekphrasis, The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss, Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose and Photography, 50/50 Poems & Translations by Womxn over 50, and A Writers’ Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama’s Inauguration, among others.
"Sallie Gardner (1878)" and "A Blackout and A Meltdown" Kettle Blue Review 2018.
“If--” Rogue Agent Journal Fall 2015.
“Much Madness.” Stirring: A Literary Collection Spring 2015.
“The Man Who Perfected the Disappearing Thumb Trick.” Cider Press Review Spring 2015.
“Mad Lib.” The Nervous Breakdown 2014.
“What Holds Constant.” Wicked Alice. Fall 2010.
“Skinned Mammals.” Pebble Lake Review. Summer 2010.
“How I Became Seth Rogen, Who Shaved His Buddy’s Head with the Same Clippers He Used to Shave His Own Balls.” The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss. Tanya Chernov, ed. Foreword Literary, 2014. - Book link