Ana Maria Caballero is a first-gen Colombian-American poet & artist who grew up between Miami & Bogotá. Her work explores how biology delimits our cultural rites, ripping the veil off romanticized motherhood & questioning notions that package female sacrifice as a virtue. The speakers in her poems find their voice by navigating the intellectual & the everyday, naming what’s left unsaid in the home.
Her first book of poetry, Entre domingo y domingo, which documents her twenties in Bogotá, received Colombia’s José Manuel Arango Poetry Prize. Her nonfiction manuscript A Petit Mal, an experimental text documenting her family’s collision with disease, was awarded the Beverly Prize & was a finalist for five other literary prizes.
Caballero’s work with poetry on the blockchain has been covered by major media outlets, & she’s been a speaker at leading Web3 events. Her spoken-word digital poems have received a Sevens Foundation Grant, been sold at live auction, & been exhibited internationally. Her work pushes the boundaries of how poetry is experienced, exhibited, & valued.