Six-time Finalist of the Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam
Ebo Barton is a genderqueer Black and Filipino poet and artist. They are a six-time finalist of the Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam, placed 7th in the nation on the Rain City Slam National Team in 2014, 14th in the nation on the Seattle Poetry Slam Team in 2016 and 5th in the world at Individual World Poetry Slam in 2016. Ebo is the director of How to Love THIS Queer Body of Color: An Unapology and a co-writer and co-director of the Queer Social Justice Play, Rising Up! You may have seen Ebo’s work in Adrienne: A Poetry Journal by Sibling Rivalry Press, Button Poetry, and Seattle Review of Books. They and their work have been featured in Seattle Weekly, Pride.com, Seattle Gay News, Seattle Review of Books, Deconstruct, Jetspace Magazine and Crosscut. Their work touches on political issues from a personal point of view and often is birthed from the struggles of living in the identities that they are. Ebo believes in the power of language and art as a tool for revolution.