Virginia Konchan


Virginia Konchan is the author of four poetry collections, Bel Canto (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2022), Hallelujah Time (Véhicule Press, 2021), Any God Will Do and The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2020 and 2018); a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017); and four chapbooks, as well as coeditor (with Sarah Giragosian) of the craft anthology Marbles on the Floor: How to Assemble a Book of Poems (University of Akron Press, 2022). Virginia’s creative and critical work has appeared in The New Yorker, Best New Poets, The New Republic, The Believer, Boston Review, and throughout the US and Canada.


Awards and recognitions include nominations for the Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize; an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, the Cleveland State University College of Graduate Studies Distinguished Alumni Award, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar grant, and serving as the judge and juror for several literary contests, including the Quebec Writers’ Federation A.M. Klein Award for poetry.

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