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Kendra DeColo is a poet, pop culture critic, and comics artist whose work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Columbia Journal, Los Angeles Review, Tin House, Bitch Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a founding editor of the journal Nashville Review.
I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World is DeColo’s third collection of poems. Her first collection, Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014), won the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by Yusef Komunyakaa.
DeColo offers a fresh, assertive take on motherhood in poems that invert and scrutinize the typical “mommy poem.” Contemporary politics are similarly scrutinized for their impact on women’s rights. Strong appeal for feminist book clubs, birthing communities (doulas, lactation consultants, postpartum healing centers), and women-centered organizations founded during the #MeToo movement.
Strong regional appeal in New England, San Francisco, Nashville, and Portland, OR. The author has toured extensively in these areas and plans to return during her book tour.