TITLE: The Quiet People: A Memoir
SPEAKER: Kelle Groom
EVENT DATE: 2011/12/20
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 39 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Kelle Groom reads from a manuscript in progress, which is a memoir incorporating private and public history in a lyrically structured narrative that examines contemporary concerns through the lens of the author's Finnish, Irish, and Wampanoag ancestors in Massachusetts. The title references ancestors who left little written record, which challenges Groom to make their lives visible and discover how her life connects to their earlier struggles.
Speaker Biography: Kelle Groom is a poet and author. Her third poetry collection, "Five Kingdoms," will be published this fall by Anhinga Press. She is also the author of "Luckily," winner of a 2006 Florida Book Award, and "Underwater City."