Other Words conference reader Kelle Groom is “In the Spotlight” with The Association of Writers & Writing Programs. A poet and memoirist, Groom is the author of three poetry collections: Five Kingdoms, Luckily, and Underwater City. Her memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers and a New York Times Book Review editor’s pick for 2011. In this interview with AWP, Groom discusses her early inspirations for writing, her living literary heroes, and the ideal environments in which to work on her writing. Learn more about Kelle Groom and her writing in the AWP interview at this link.