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.