Kelle Groom’ s poetry collections are Five Kingdoms (Anhinga Press), recipient of a Florida Book Award and recognized in Entertainment Weekly’ s “Best New Poetry,” Luckily (Anhinga Press), a Florida Book Award winner, and Underwater City, selected for University Press of Florida’ s Contemporary Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, New York Times, Ploughshares, Poetry, and The Writer’ s Almanac with Garrison Keillor among others, and has been recognized in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Non-Required Reading anthologies. 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, B & N Best Book of the Month, Oprah O Magazine selection, and Oxford American Editor’ s Pick. A 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, she also is the recipient of fellowships and awards from Black Mountain Institute, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Library of Congress, and James Merrill House, among others. Previously, Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, Groom is on the faculty of SNC’ s low-residency MFA Program. She currently is the Summer Program Director at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.