Kendra DeColo

Kendra DeColo is the author of Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. She has received fellowships from the Tennessee Arts Commission, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.


Vajazzled by Kendra DeColo

Reef-ridged and polyglottal, spangled concussion lisped and asphyxiating in a room of radiators who asked you to be discreet? Plush hieroglyphics, aurora- tinctured atmosphere. When flush with sequins you’re incognito as bad air, loose notes swarming a honeyed asylum. Watching you grin on t.v. selling bruised syntax to prepubescent girls, […]