Kendra DeColo is the author of 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. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Tin House Magazine, Waxwing, Los Angeles Review, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Indiana Review, Copper Nickel, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of a 2019 Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has received awards and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Millay Colony, Split this Rock, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. John Waters bought a copy of her book after leafing through it in a bookstore. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.