noun | vir·ga |\ˈvər-gə\

: streaks in the sky suggesting rain, wisps of precipitation that evaporate before reaching the ground.

Virga is rain that takes some cloud down with it–precipitation with parachute.

Virga is also a poetry journal. Here, we hope to publish poems that take some of the sky down to the page.

Our tastes are eclectic, but we would like to see poems that demonstrate elegance, empathy, and experimentation. This is to say, we want content that is well-crafted, that pays reverent attention to detail; content that keeps humanity at its center; content that innovates.

Please see our submission guidelines to submit your work.



Laura Page, editor-in-chief

Laura is a graduate of Southern Oregon University. Her work has appeared in numerous online and print publications, including Rust + Moth, Crab Creek Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, Kindred, Red Paint Hill, Fanzine, TINGE, and others. She is the author of three chapbooks: Children, Apostates (dgp, 2016); Sylvia Plath in the Major Arcana (Anchor & Plume, forthcoming); and epithalamium, which won Sundress Publications’ 2017 chabpook contest, and is also forthcoming.




Dillon Wiengart, assistant editor

Dillon is an poet and a muscian. He was a 2-year resident at Timeless Instruments in Saskatchewan, where he studied luthiery. His writing has appeared in Nota Bene, a Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Anthology, among other places.