Kelle Groom

Kelle Groom is the author of four poetry collections, Underwater City (U Press of Florida), Luckily, Five Kingdoms, and Spill (Anhinga Press) as well as a memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster), a Barnes & Noble Discover selection and New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. An NEA Fellow and 2020 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow, Groom’s work appears in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, New York Times, Ploughshares, and Poetry. She is on the faculty of the low-residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada University, Lake Tahoe, and education director at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

  • Twelve Wings & Mother of the Holy Hope

    It was difficult to get a nurse.

    All my life stars falling on cars, the laundry
  • Mirror of the Invisible World

    The crown of a milk tooth in a curve of jaw