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In her first collection of poems, Kelle Groom explores the reasons and mysteries that create personal relationships. These are poems of longing, personal and metaphysical, exploring the borders that separate individuals, the bonds that connect them, and the boundaries between the realms of life and death.
            The poems tell family stories--the death of a child and
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published August 11th 2004 by University Press of Florida
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Melissa Ward
Apr 13, 2011 Melissa Ward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kelle Groom - Underwater City
The University Press of Florida, 2004

In her collection of poetry, Underwater City, Kelle Groom reminds young poets why they write. Her descriptions are incredibly simple, but the arrangements cause each image to pop out of the page as if it were a picture book. In her poem "Pool," the strange man is very briefly described in an almost formulaic pattern, but we can feel his tears of her shoulder; we can feel the awkward tension as the laundry room hums and the grievin
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Patricia Murphy
May 21, 2016 Patricia Murphy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Some haunting imagery. Very personal revelations mixed with historical and natural fact. Some of my favorite moments:

Does it bother you that so often I see my skin and think it's me?

I learned how to hurt myself to keep another safe.



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Sep 07, 2011 Pamela Tatum rated it it was amazing
Kelle is phenomenally talented writer. I love every book she has written.
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Kelle Groom is a poet and memoirist. Her memoir, "I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl," is forthcoming from The Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster in June 2011. She is the author of three poetry collections: "Five Kingdoms" (Anhinga Press, 2010); "Luckily" (Anhinga, 2006); and "Underwater City" (University Press of Florida, 2004). Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2010, ...more
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