Books I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl by Kelle Groom Hardcover, 238 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $23 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleI Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a GirlAuthorKelle Groom Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A poet whose work is included in Best American Poetry 2010 presents a full-length memoir based on her autobiographical Ploughshares essay that recounts her struggles with alcoholism and search for answers after her son's death from leukemia. Genres: Nonfiction Science & Health Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl Kelle Groom is the author of three collections of poetry. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2010, The New Yorker, Ploughshares and Poetry Marion Ettlinger/ hide caption toggle caption Marion Ettlinger/ Review Book Reviews An 'Ocean' Of Loss, Through A Poet's Prism June 23, 2011 Poet Kelle Groom crams so much pain into her new memoir that it's almost hard to believe. But ultimately it's her spare and vital voice — not the tragic circumstances of her life — that makes I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of A Girl so exhilarating.