Published by Finishing Line Press, mid-life is Ana Maria Caballero’s first stand-alone poetry chapbook. 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.



“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”.
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”.
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 ...”.
Author of Moods of the Dream Fog Co-founder of Red Savina Review


The stories of bedtime

The Public



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.


Ana Maria Caballero is a first-generation Colombian-American poet and writer. Her work has won multiple awards, including the Beverly International Prize for Literature and Colombia’s 2014 José Manuel Arango National Poetry Prize. She’s been a finalist for the Academy of American Poets Prize, Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest, the Essay Press Book Prize and the Tarpaulin Sky Book Award, among others
Her writing has appeared in numerous outlets, including the L.A. Review of Books, Tupelo Quarterly, Sundog Lit, The Southeast Review, SWWIM and Jai-Alai Magazine. Much of her published work can be read here.

She believes poems should be valued as works of art and is excited about making this value manifest via blockchain technology. Her explorations in crypto writing and poetic NFTs can be found here.