We’re thrilled to announce that Saturnalia Books has just released Thieves in the Afterlife, the debut collection of poetry by PDR contributor Kendra DeColo. We’re also proud that one of the poems from the collection, “The Dream in Which You Are,” was ﬁrst published in Printer’s Devil Review—in our ﬁrst issue, in fact.
Pulitzer-prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, who selected the collection for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, described DeColo’s poems as “gutsy and urgent … a hardcore reckoning.”
If you live near Chicago, Iowa City, Newton, MA, Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY), Philadelphia, or Nashville, don’t miss the chance to see Kendra read live. For more information about Kendra, Thieves, and her upcoming appearances, visit Kendra’s Tumblr and Saturnalia’s website, or check out this review by Steve Haruch on the Nashville Scene Arts & Culture blog.
Kendra DeColo is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tenessee Arts Comission, a work-study scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference and residency awards from the Millay Colony and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She is the founding poetry editor of the Nashville Review and a book editor at Muzzle Magazine. She has taught creative writing in prisons, homeless shelters, hospitals, and middle schools. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.