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Thieves in the Afterlife
Kendra DeColo




Saturnalia
2014 • 80 pp. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2"
Poetry

$15.00 Paperback, 978-0-9899797-0-2



This year’s prize winning collection is smart, sharp, and sexy!

Kendra DeColo’s award winning debut, Thieves in the Afterlife, explores the ambiguities of sexuality and gender, refusing to settle for easy answers or simple explanations. Whether in a strip club or a prison these poems weave together an array of personae, celebrating the profane while taking apart tropes and cultural signifiers to expose the human pulse underneath. Part battle cry and part striptease, Thieves in the Afterlife targets the culture of commoditization and violence, articulating the pain, joy, and bravery needed to resist categorization in what Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize judge, Yusef Komunyakaa, calls “a hardcore reckoning.”

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“Kendra DeColo’s Thieves in the Afterlife is gutsy and urgent.”—Yusef Komunyakaa



KENDRA DECOLO has taught creative writing in prisons, homeless shelters, hospitals, and middle schools. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, a work-study scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and residency awards from the Millay Colony and the Virgina Center for Creative Arts. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she is founding poetry editor of Nashville Review and Book Review Editor at Muzzle Magazine.



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