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Kelle Groom

Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe
Low-residency MFA Faculty
Incline Village, Nevada
Kelle Groom is a poet and memoirist. Her memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster), is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice selection, a Library Journal Best Memoir, Oprah O Magazine selection, and Oxford American Editor's Pick. She is the author of 4 poetry collections, including Spill, Five Kingdoms, and Luckily (Anhinga Press) and Underwater City (University Press of Florida). Her work has appeared in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, New York Times, Ploughshares, and Poetry. A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Groom is on the faculty of the low-residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe and Director of the Summer Workshops and Collaborative Residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She has recently completed a new nonfiction manuscript, Black Maps: Essays on Home.