Cecilia Caballero, PhD

Instructor & Writer
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Based in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, Cecilia Caballero, PhD, is a poet, creative nonfiction writer, adjunct professor of Ethnic Studies, and co-editor of the bestselling book, The Chicana Motherwork Anthology. Cecilia is an alum of workshops and fellowships with VONA, Macondo, Tin House, the Women’s National Book Association, Roots. Wounds. Words.  She is also currently a 2022 Visiting Teaching Artist with the Poetry Foundation. As a teaching artist, Cecilia's goal is to cultivate more communal spaces of storytelling and social justice for BIPOC folks. Her prose and poetry has been published in Dryland, Raising Mothers, The Acentos Review, and elsewhere, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart, Best of the Net, and Rhysling award. Cecilia is currently working on a memoir and a book of poetry. Find her on Twitter: @la_sangre_llama and Instagram: @bookworm_por_vida