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. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Leonard Cohen

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 5/16

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. writer

Q. What is your favorite movie?

A. Wings of Desire, An Angel at My Table, The Lives of Others

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