third poetry collection,
will be published by Anhinga Press in December 2009.
Her previous collections are
a 2006 Florida Book Award winner (Anhinga), and
(University of Florida, 2004).
Her poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, DoubleTake, Gettysburg Review,
The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry
, and Witness
, among others.
Groom's awards include fellowships and scholarships from Atlantic Center for the Arts,
Millay Colony for the Arts, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 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.
Pushcart Prize nominee, her work was recognized as notable in
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007
Groom is a contributing editor for The Florida Review and lives in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She loves blueberries and granola.