Ginnia Kovach

Graduate Assistant [ENGL]


Office:324 Curtiss
Ames IA
Links: Website


G Virginia Kovach is a native Midwesterner, having lived in either Wisconsin or Iowa her entire life. She writes fiction as well as poetry. She writes to shine a light on the people and other forms of life we tend to forget in the exhausting pursuit of empty, materialistic goals.

Virginia loves being a part of the creative community in Ames. She loves the supportive, inclusive community that is the Ames Poetry Revival, a local group that puts on monthly poetry slams. She and her husband, Scott Kovach, celebrate local music by inviting musicians to perform on their radio show. The show, Road Trip Iowa, broadcasts from KHOI Community Radio every Sunday night on 89.1 FM at 10 pm Central.

Scott and Virginia also have a podcast called “Scotch and Gin", which explores pressing societal issues in long form.

In all her work, she values creativity, empathy, and community. She draws strength and inspiration from faith and a sense of wonder.