Ebo Barton is a Black and Filipino, Transgender and Non-Binary, poet and educator. Currently residing in Seattle, Washington by way of Los Angeles, California. For the past 12 years, they have participated in national and international poetry slam competitions as a representative of Seattle. Their most notable poetry slam accolade is placing 5th in the world in 2016. You may have seen Ebo’s work in Adrienne: A Poetry Journal by Sibling Rivalry Press, Thriving While Trans: A Love Manual, Natasha Marin’s Black Imagination, Write About Now, Button Poetry, and All Def Poetry. They and their work have been featured in Seattle Weekly, Seattle Gay News, Seattle Review of Books, 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.

Watch: Ebo Barton live at Jack Straw

2021 Artist Support Program: Insubordinate audio book

2020 Writers Program

Sound Clips
  • Ebo Barton - Insubordinate
    Ebo Barton - On Drinking
  • Ebo Barton stands at a microphone in the Jack Straw studio, wearing headphones
    Insubordinate - Ebo Barton
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Full video of our Fall Artist Showcase

November 5, 2021

If you missed our Fall Artist Showcase when it happened – or if, understandably, you’d just like to relive the magic – you’re in luck! We have posted the full video of all six sets from arx duo, Tekla Waterfield, Benjamin Hunter, Ebo Barton, EarthtoneSkytone, and Atrocity Girl on YouTube in this handy playlist. Enjoy!

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Benjamin Hunter sings and plays fiddle in the Jack Straw studio, with a guitar and amplifier, music stand, and microphone nearby

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Jack Straw Fall Artist Showcase Sunday, October 3rd

October 1, 2021

Jack Straw Fall Artist Showcase With arx duo, Tekla Waterfield, Benjamin Hunter, Ebo Barton, EarthtoneSkytone, and Atrocity Girl Sunday, October 3, 1-5pm Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE In person and streamed live via Jack Straw on Facebook Masks and vaccination required for live audience Jack Straw is thrilled to invite you back […]

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Atrocity Girl, EarthtoneSkytone, Ebo Barton

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Jack Straw Artists at Westcrest Park this weekend!

September 3, 2021

Created Commons at Westcrest Park Jack Straw Artist Performances: September 4-5, 4-8pm Westcrest Park, Seattle FREE (Donations requested for Real Rent Duwamish) As part of the City of Seattle’s Created Commons initiative, Jack Straw’s partner Lelavision has invited us to collaborate on a neighborhood celebration featuring BIPOC-centered performances, wellness offerings, and science panels utilizing their […]

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Created Commons Westcrest Park flyer

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