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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Now in paperback—“The triumph of Kelle Groom’s memoir lies in her plangent, poetic prose as she lays bare the onset of her alcoholism at age fifteen, the child she bore and gave up at nineteen, and her dead-end jobs, upset parents, blackouts, hookups, and, eventually, slow and steadfast embrace of a sober, creative life” (Elle).

At the age of fifteen, Kelle Groom found that alcohol allowed her to connect with people and explore intimacy in ways she’d never been...

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Author Revealed

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

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 5/16

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

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