Recent Publications

“Tints of Yellow Spring,” Valparaiso Poetry Review, Volume XXII, No. 2, Spring-Summer 2021
“Just One,” The Nonconformist Magazine, Fall 2021
“Solitary” and “At Wakefield,” Mount Hope, Issue 19, Fall 2021
“Shenandoah Nights,” “Reprise,” and “The Lingering Light,” THINK: A Journal of Poetry, Fiction and Essays, Volume 11.2, Summer/Fall 2021
“Across the Panes,” The Hollins Critic (forthcoming)
“Beneath Myth’s Surface,” Evening Street Review (forthcoming)
“No Escape,” Courtship of Winds (forthcoming)
“Bodies of Light,” The MacGuffin (forthcoming)
“Last Place,” Off The Coast (forthcoming)
“Another Exodus,” Third Wednesday (forthcoming)


Saturday, April 4, 2020 (postponed)
9:30-11:30 am
Bread & Books: Book Signing & Conversation
Great Harvest Bread Company
1117  Centre Plaza, Alexandria, VA

Saturday, April 18, 2020  (postponed)
1-3 pm
Book Signing
Barnes and Noble
Springfield, VA

Sunday, April 26, 2020 (postponed)
1-3 pm
Book Signing
Cathedral Bookstore
Cathedral of St. Philip
Atlanta, GA

Sunday, July 19, 2020 (postponed)
Book Talk
Christ the King Alexandria
Alexandria, VA


“…reading most of Ingraham’s poems is like walking with her in the woods” …[Her} writing in Exploring this Terrain does not over-glorify created things, nor turn them into trite stand-ins for humans. It reveres nature simply because it is alive.” —Joe Hoover, “when poetry meets spirituality,” America Magazine, April 8, 2021

“There is something of Elizabeth Bishop in this new collection by Margaret B. Ingraham. Her remarkable eye and close consideration of landscape reveal a deeper mystery beneath it all. She never flinches. In her poem “Ordinary Time,” she writes, ‘In this light I question how to hold/blessings such as these in trembling/hands […]’ These poems are full of such blessings—each complicated in its own delightful way. Exploring this Terrain possesses a rare lived wisdom and we would do well to listen.” —Michael Shewmaker, author of Penumbra.
“Margaret Ingraham’s poetry is a wake up call… as if to say, ‘Wake up to what is around you!’ She sees so clearly that her poems make me aware of my own cloudy vision and stir a yearning to see with a poet’s eye.” —Hattie Kauffman, author of Falling into Place.
“Margaret B. Ingraham knows that sometimes the world gives us no options; we chose what we must. In seeing and naming this ‘inexorable slide’ she admits grace and shapes beauty, silently evoking the Isaiah poet.  When Ingraham asks such questions as, ‘was it the wind that taught the wolf/ to howl or did the wolf give voice to the wind/and could you hear it then…?’ the poetry of Job, too, seems to alight on the page. Ingraham’s formal lyricism, love of the pastoral, and overheard conversations stand in the revered tradition of Robert Frost. She is a poet who knows ‘there…is no synonym for light’ yet still she writes, understanding that contemporary poets are still makers and holding to the abiding truth that wisdom might just be found in seeking to name and praise the light.” —Dana Littlepage Smith, author of Women Clothed With the Sun

“Through its rhymes, meter, and (lightly placed) biblical framework, Exploring this Terrain means to comfort. Braiding earnest religious longing into the memories and observations of an entirely earthly terrain, Ingraham’s poems hold the lushness and ease of the rural South. But the light they so often praise has a vaster scope, and “is all about… / the way it seeks a silhouette,/ the way it can transform / the rough and round / to smooth and plain.” This book’s impulse is, above all, a generous one.”  —Taije Silverman, author of Houses Are Fields