20 September 2017

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Thieves in the Afterlife

2014

Author Kendra DeColo

Soft Cover, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2", 80 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9899797-0-2

This year’s prize winning collection selected by Yusef Komunyakaa is smart, sharp, and sexy!

Kendra de Colo’s award winning debut, Thieves in the Afterlife, explores the ambiguities of sexuality and gender, refusing to settle for easy answers or simple explanations.

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Kendra de Colo’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 clubs 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."

Reviews

Kendra DeColo’s Thieves in the Afterlife is gutsy and urgent.

- Yusef Komunyakaa