Phil Rice is a native Tennessean whose 30+ year career as a writer, editor, book designer and publisher has also included extended residencies in Florida and Pennsylvania. His writing has appeared in a variety of magazines, journals, and books. He and P.A. Merrill founded Canopic Jar: An Arts Journal in 1986, a venture for which he continues to serve as editor. In 2003 Phil started Canopic Publishing, an award-winning independent book publisher. Currently he shares a home with the poet Virginia Smith Rice in Woodstock, Illinois.