Ana Maria Caballero is a first-generation Colombian-American poet and artist. Her work explores how biology delimits societal and cultural rites, ripping the veil off romanticized motherhood and questioning notions that package female sacrifice as a virtue. She is the recipient of the Beverly International Prize, Colombia’s José Manuel Arango National Poetry Prize, and a Sevens Foundation Grant. Her work has been exhibited internationally and will be featured by GAZELLiO, where she’ll complete an artist residency in Fall 2022. She has two books forthcoming in 2023, both written in the hours before the world wakes up. Much of what she writes in the dark can be read at anamariacaballero.com.