This week we welcome Kelle Groom as our guest author. Kelle's poetry collections are Five Kingdoms, recognized in Entertainment Weekly's "Best New Poetry" (Anhinga Press); Luckily, a Florida Book Award winner (Anhinga); and Underwater City (University Press of Florida.) Her work has appeared in Agni, Best American Poetry (2009 & 2010), The New Yorker, New York Times, Ploughshares, Poetry, and The Writer's Almanac. Groom’s memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl 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 is also the recipient of fellowships and awards from Black Mountain Institute, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Library of Congress, and James Merrill House, among others. Recently Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, Groom is now on the faculty of SNC’s low-residency MFA Program. Find out more about Kelle Groom at her website here.
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In other news . . .
Ed Hirsch joins David Lehman at the New School. Wed, September 3, 2014, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 66 West 12th Street. Details here.
The Best American Poetry launch reading extravaganza featuring David Lehman and twenty-four contributors selected by Terrance Hayes, guest editor for 2014. The Auditorium at the New School, 66 West 12th Street, NY, NY. Free. Details here.