Kendra DeColo

Kendra DeColo is the author of I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers From the World (BOA Editions, 2021); My Dinner with Ron Jeremy (Third Man Books, 2016); and Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. She is also coauthor of Low Budget Movie (Diode, 2021), a collaborative chapbook written with Tyler Mills.

DeColo has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Millay, Split this Rock, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. She has performed her work in comedy clubs and music venues, including the Newport Folk Festival, and she has taught at Sarah Lawrence College and Vanderbilt University. DeColo served as the Guest Editor of Poem-a-Day in March 2024. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.