Thieves in the Afterlife

Kendra Decolo


Thieves in the Afterlife

Thieves in the Afterlife

  • Title: Thieves in the Afterlife
  • Author: Kendra Decolo
  • ISBN: 9780989979702
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback



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 PartKendra 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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Possibly because Yusef Komunyakaa chose this manuscript, and possibly because I've taught this poem enough to have some of the lines rise, fully formed, from my mind-- when reading this book, I thought of the final lines to Komunyakaa's poem "Slam, Dunk, & Hook": Our bodies spun On swivels of bone & faith, Through a lyric slipknot Of joy, & we knew we were Beautiful & dangerous.Those lines perfectly encapsulated for me the raw power juxtaposed against the beautiful lyricism of th [...]

In THIEVES IN THE AFTERLIFE, Kendra DeColo debuts with an admonishing collection of muscular, imaginative poems about subjects taboo and profane. Reserve a space on your poetry shelves for the game-changing volumes to come.

A really beautiful collection.

poetry. Sexy, sexy poetry.


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