" DeColo's] sense of adventure finds 'the story of our naked life' in prisons, red light districts and the wounded embrace of loved ones and lovers."Terrance Hayes, MacArthur Genius Award and National Book Award
Growing up in Boston where her parents owned the Guilded Cage strip club, DeColo is acutely familiar with red light culture. Her feminist erotica poetry peers into the underbelly of love and desire, taking us through White Castle drive-thrus, synagogue parking lots, and Planned Parenthood waiting rooms.
Kendra DeColo's first collection, "Thieves in the Afterlife "(Saturnalia Books, 2014) was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee."