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Kelle Groom

Kelle Groom is the author of three poetry collections, Five Kingdoms (Anhinga, 2010), Luckily (Anhinga, 2006), and Underwater City (University Press of Florida, 2004). She has been published in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and Best American Poetry 2010, among others. Her work has received special mention in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Non-Required Reading anthologies.
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I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl by Kelle Groom

Urgent and vital and exquisite and raw—a memoir of addiction and grief, forgiveness and survival, written by a poet who recovers from alcoholism only after she sees her child die of leukemia.

Author Revealed

Q. Where did you go to high school and/or college?

A. David G. Farragut High School, Rota Spain and the University of Central Florida

Q. What were your previous occupations?

A. secretary, bakery counter person, cocktail waitress, hostess, bartender, clothing store salesperson, juice bar worker, health food store clerk, English tutor, bookstore manager, ESOL instructor, adjunct instructor of English, associate director of development for non-profit arts organization, director of grants administration for non-profit serving homeless, grants & communications manager for non-profit artists' residency program

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. writer

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Leonard Cohen

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