"In musician and piano teacher Wendy Ingersoll's first collection, the end of a long marriage, the birth of a first grandchild, a family's struggles with alcoholism, aging parents, and all the other fragments that together constitute the complex melody of a woman's life, are played with tenderness and precision. Set against the backdrop of the Eastern Shore's marshy landscapes and skies teeming with birdlife, these poems remind us that while loss and grief are inevitable, it is grace that follows."

(Sue Ellen Thompson, Pullitzer Prize-nominated poet and editor of "The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry")


Wendy Ingersoll is a piano teacher residing outside Wilmington, Delaware. Her book of poems Grace Only Follows was recently published by March Street Press, and was awarded first place in the 2010 National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest, book of verse division. Her chapbook River, Farm was published in 2005 by Bay Oak Publishers. Her poems have appeared in Caesura, Worcester Review, Potpourri, Controlled Burn, The Broadkill Review and others, and won first prize in the Milton Poetry Festival 2009, Delaware Literary Connection 2009 and 2008, and Rehoboth Writers Guild 2007. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and has three grown children and four grandchildren.