Kelle Groom is a poet and memoirist. She is the author of three poetry collections. Her 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 many awards. She has taught writing at the University of Central Florida and is a contributing editor for The Florida Review.