Five Kingdoms

Five Kingdoms

by Kelle Groom
     
 

Poetry. "Kelle Groom's poems are like underwater songs, sung from the submerged continent of the inner life, the life we don't often expose to the outer world, the one we don't speak of. They have the bemused slightly sad knowledge of lived life, but mainly, these poems come from the muse of soulfulness, they are 'tender-minded'--they balance honesty with

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Poetry. "Kelle Groom's poems are like underwater songs, sung from the submerged continent of the inner life, the life we don't often expose to the outer world, the one we don't speak of. They have the bemused slightly sad knowledge of lived life, but mainly, these poems come from the muse of soulfulness, they are 'tender-minded'--they balance honesty with perceptiveness of others, which is the true sign of tenderness. They are wry, artful, sad, loving, and moving. A true pleasure"--Tony Hoagland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934695135
Publisher:
Anhinga Press
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Kelle Groom is the author of FIVE KINGDOMS (Anhinga Press, 2009), LUCKILY, a 2006 Florida Book Award winner (Anhinga Press, 2006), and Underwater City (University Press of Florida, 2004). Her poems have appeared in Agni, DoubleTake, Gettysburg Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and Poetry, among others. Her awards include residency fellowships from Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Millay Colony, as well as a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, four Pushcart Prize nominations, and grants from the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, United Arts of Central Florida, Volusia County Cultural Council, and New Forms Florida. She has taught writing at the University of Central Florida and is poetry editor of The Florida Review.

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