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by Ebo Barton

ISBN: 9781792345067
Publisher: Ebo Barton LLC
Publication Date: August 27th, 2020

Insubordinate is Barton's first collection of work. Through this collection, they discover themselves, acknowledge their history and navigate a world unready for their existence. Through these 14 poems, you can see the lens in which Barton sees the world and how the world reflects back to them. Insubordinate is a protest to the oppressor's story, what we know as "history" and Barton simply won't accept that as fact.

This self-published collection of poetry has sold over 500 copies, in 5 countries, various local and national libraries and local bookstores.

2021 Washington State Book Award Finalist

Poetry Category

"A raw, powerful, unforgettable collection of poems about race, gender identity and life itself"

-Betsey Stahler

2021 WSBA Judge

NCW Libraries


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Insubordinate Audio

Available on streaming platforms

With support from Jack Straw Cultural Arts Center, via the Artist Support Program 2021, with the expertise of Ayesha Ubayatilaka, Insubordinate audio is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, iheartradio, and Triller.  Audio is also available on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.


Insubordinate Deluxe Curriculum Package

With an award from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Michael Whalen & poet Ebony Stewart, Insubordinate will be a deluxe curriculum package including videos, audio, curriculum & more.  

This curriculum is intended for high school age students 9-12 and will align with the necessary requirements for English Language Arts (ELA) for most of the United States.

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