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Poetry. "In Kelle Groom's LUCKILY, tenderness transforms violence: 'A kiss on a cigarette burn.' In poems both mysterious and candid, Groom captures domesticity and dream, internal and external landscapes, addiction and recovery. Groom is pitch perfect when it comes to emotional nuance. She constructs flawless images about our miraculous, vulnerable bodies. Luckily is a fi

Paperback, 90 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Anhinga Press
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Patricia Murphy
May 26, 2016 Patricia Murphy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Some very powerful language and message here. Some of my favorite moments:

I remember the medieval need to punish every cell
in a girl.

This proves that time is a circle.

some kind of wish
the kiss dissolved.

There's a beehive in the stars.

I cried as secretly as possible.
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I love this collection. Really powerful poems. Kelle is a gifted writer and a gift to us.
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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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