Marcia Woodruff Dalton

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“Marcia Dalton grew up around Boston, but summered on Cape Cod, eventually making our home her own. A professor of writing and literature, her poetry and fiction have appeared in many journals, and she is the recipient of a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, based on her work in the MFA writing program at Spalding University in Louisville. The Ice Margin takes its name from the geology and landscape of the Cape, in a story of three women who come from other places but ‘come to love this particular meeting of land and sea.’”

From “The Boston Globe”

“DALTON, Marcia Woodruff 73, of Barnstable, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010 in Louisville, KY, from cancer. Marcia was born in Boston, grew up in Wellesley, and spent many summers and the last 25 years of her life in Barnstable, MA. She also lived for many years in Anchorage, KY. A graduate of Wellesley High School and Smith College, she had a master’s from Harvard and a Ph.D. from the University of Louisville. Recently retired as an adjunct professor of English at Cape Cod Community College, she continued to teach at Spalding University’s brief-residency MFA program. She was an active volunteer and docent for the Cape Cod Natural History Museum and a longtime member of the Chatham Chorale. Marcia was a poet and in April published her first novel, The Ice Margin (Fleur-de-Lis Press, Louisville).”