Jordan Rice has been named the 2017 Jo Ann Walker Poetry Scholarship recipient. She is the author of Constellarium (Orison Books, 2016), a 2017 Kate Tufts Award Finalist. Her poems are published in The New York Times Magazine, Blackbird, Colorado Review, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere.
Her poems have been anthologized in Writing the Walls Down, Troubling the Line, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Volume V, Best New Poets, and Best of the Web.
Her work was selected for the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, the Yellowwood Poetry Prize from Yalobusha Review, the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize from Crab Orchard Review, and the Milton-Kessler Memorial Prize from Harpur Palate.
Rice received an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University, where she served as Associate Editor for New Issues Poetry & Prose and as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Third Coast.