My name is Asli Shebe (Aus-lee Shébay) and I am a senior writing major at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) pursuing a bachelor's degree in writing, with a minor in creative writing. I am a pun-loving, flower-child with a dangerous love for poetry and all things sweet.
I was born Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and raised in Mankato, Minnesota, My work is heavily influenced by African authors, Warsan Shire and Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie as well as American authors, Maya Angelou, Roxane Gay and Kim Addonizio.
I mainly write poetry, spoken word, personal essays and short stories in addition to news, art and entertainment articles for District newspaper. I began working for District in 2015 as a copy writer, then A&E editor, Chief Assignment Editor and then Editor-in-Chief.
When I'm not writing sad poetry or A&E articles for District, I can be found biking around the Historic District of downtown Savannah, Ga. at odd hours of the day, drinking Rose Chai at Gallery Espresso or going to local house shows and art exhibitions.
My work has been published in Artemis, the Port City Review, Savannah.com and District. To view such, visit my Published Work page.
For more information, questions, concerns, possible collaborations, comments or to request a copy of my portfolio or résumé, email me at asli(dot)shebe(at)gmail.com