Kelle Groom's previous poetry collections are Underwater City (University of Florida, 2004), and Luckily, a Florida Book Award winner (Anhinga, 2006). Her memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl, was published by The Free Press/Simon & Schuster in June 2011. Groom’s work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2010, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and Poetry, among others, and has received special mention in the Pushcart Prize 2010 and Best American Non-Required Reading 2007 anthologies. She is the recipient of a grant award from the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs and fellowship awards from Atlantic Center for the Arts, Millay Colony for the Arts, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has taught writing at the University of Central Florida and is a contributing editor for The Florida Review. A native of Massachusetts, she lives in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Her most recent title with Anhinga Press is 2009's Five Kingdoms.