Mid-life

Published by Finishing Line Press, mid-life is Ana Maria Caballero’s first book of poetry in English. At its heart is the grueling intersection of birth and death that occurs at age thirty, when parents decline, children appear and marriages settle. It is available for purchase via Amazon and Finishing Line Press.

Mid-life

Reviews

“Ana Maria Caballero’s poems take us inside a wild and fierce intellect that, like a house, is on its surface well-ordered and welcoming. Beyond that manicured outward appearance, however, lies the complexity of its domestic life, a life that Caballero explores with an enviable amount of courage”.
P. SCOTT CUNNINGHAM
Creator, O,Miami Poetry Festival
“Nursing, peeing, death, getting drunk, and turning the lights down—Ana Maria Caballero finds wonderful poetry in both prosaic and transcendent moments of motherhood, marriage, life”.
WILLIAM EATON
Editor, Zeteo
“Ana Maria Caballero’s new collection is a celebration of diminishing innocence and growing wisdom that is indicative of mid-life. Touching upon tenderness, motherhood, anguish and partnership, these poems are as rhythmic as the moods of a newborn child ...”.
WENDY GIST
Author of Moods of the Dream Fog Co-founder of Red Savina Review
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Reverse Commute

In late 2014, LA-based Silver Birch Press published “Ides,” an anthology of fifteen poetry chapbooks.  Ana Maria Caballero’s chapbook “Reverse Commute” was included among the fifteen.

Entre domingo y domingo

In 2014, Ana Maria Caballero’s book “Entre domingo y domingo” (“From Sunday to Sunday”) won Colombia’s José Manuel Arango National Poetry Prize and received second prize in the nationwide Ediciones Embalaje contest.

About

Ana Maria Caballero was born in Miami in 1981 but spent most of her childhood in Bogotá, Colombia. She is currently seeking an MFA in Poetry at Florida International University, where she was runner-up for the Academy of American Poets Prize. In 2003, she graduated with a magna cum laude B.A. in Romance Studies from Harvard University.

Her collection Entre domingo y domingo (From Sunday to Sunday) won Colombia’s 2014 José Manuel Arango National Poetry Prize. Finishing Line Press published Mid-life, her first chapbook, in 2016. Her work recently reached the final round of consideration in Ploughshares’ 2019 Emerging Writer’s Contest, judged by Leslie Jamison. Additionally, her prose was shortlisted for Redivider’s 2019 Blurred Genre Contest. Her writing has appeared in journals such as Tupelo Quarterly, Sundog Lit, CutBank, SWWIM and Jai-Alai Magazine.

Parallel to her writing life, she’s worked for a hedge fund in Greenwich, CT, freelanced as a journalist in Manhattan, coordinated international press for a Colombian Vice-President, re-launched then sold a boutique wine distributor in Bogotá, and, most recently, founded a real estate investment company in Miami, where she lives with her husband, Nelson David, and two young children, Lorenzo and Nina Isadora.