Grace Wilentz was born in New York City and grew up in Greenwich Village. A graduate of Harvard University, with postgraduate degrees from Oxford University and University College Dublin, she has published poems in The American Poetry Journal, Cyphers, The Harvard Advocate, The Irish Times and The Seneca Review. She moved to Ireland in 2005 to study the Irish language and became an Irish citizen in 2015.
Her first collection, The Limit of Light, was published by The Gallery Press in October 2020. In 2019 she published a chapbook, Holding Distance, and received a bursary from The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. She has taught Creative Writing at UCD and now lives in The Liberties of Dublin.