Anthony Grooms, 21st Annual ODU Literary Festival


Anthony Grooms

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb University Center

Author/Artist Bio

Anthony Grooms is the author of Ice Poems (Poetry Atlanta Press) and Trouble No More: Stories (LaQuesta Press). Shorter works have appeared in Callaloo, African American Review, and other journals. He has received awards from the City of Atlanta, the State of Georgia, Breadloaf Writers Workshop and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1996, Trouble No More won the Lillian Smith Award from the Southern Regional Council. Novelist Marita Golden noted that “Grooms writes about the South, civil rights, home folks, black and white people and anything he wants to with more love, humor and finely-honed skill than I have seen in a long time.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said, “Groom’s stories take us to the center of the phenomenon (civil rights movement) with an honesty and courage long overdue.”
Grooms is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.


Grooms read on Tuesday, October 6th, 1998 at 2:00 p.m.

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