Come enjoy a poetry reading with UCF Alumni Kelle Groom and UCF Professor Terry Ann Thaxton on Monday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. in ENG2 205 !


Kelle Groom’s memoir, I WORE THE OCEAN IN THE SHAPE OF A GIRL (Simon & Schuster), is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice selection, Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month, and Oprah O Magazine selection. Her four poetry collections are SPILL, (Anhinga Press), FIVE KINGDOMS (Anhinga Press), LUCKILY (Anhinga), and UNDERWATER CITY (University Press of Florida).

Terry Ann Thaxton is the author of three poetry collections, including GETAWAY GIRL (Salt, 2011) which won the 18th Annual Frederick Morgan Poetry Prize, and THE TERRIBLE WIFE (Salt, 2013) winner of the 2013 Florida Book Award–Bronze Medal. Her third book of poems MUD SONG (Truman State University Press 2017) won the T.S. Eliot 2017 Poetry Prize. She is also the author of the textbook CREATIVE WRITING IN THE COMMUNITY: A GUIDE.

Both authors will read, participate in a Q&A session, and sign books after the reading.