Ana Maria Caballero

A spoken word, media-rich poem by award-winning poet Ana Maria Caballero. From her new manuscript, MAMMAL, which explores how biology delimits cultural rites. Her signature, straightforward verse gives voice to what’s left unsaid in that all-important space of home.

Available to collect on OBJKT.


Life latches
The host succumbs
Collapsed in sleep
Gravity of spawn
Blood gluts vein
The future as frame

My teeth gnaw
To stock the spore
God funds us as one
Selfsame cave
A single curl upon the bed
Combined drained weight

No sport to employ
My young animate boy
No mattress wife
I am loamy mass
Fecundity worms
Below my belt