Asli Shebe (Aus-lee Shébay) is a third-year student at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) pursuing a bachelor's degree in writing, with a minor in creative writing. She describes herself as a pun-loving, flower child with a dangerous love for poetry and all things sweet.
Born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and raised in Mankato, Minnesota, Shebe's work is heavily influenced by African authors, Warsan Shire and Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie as well as American authors, Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath and Kim Addonizio.
Shebe mainly writes poetry, spoken word and short stories in addition to news, art and entertainment articles for District newspaper. Although she chooses not limit herself to just one category. She began working for District in 2015 as a copy writer, then A&E editor, Chief Assignment Editor and now Editor-in-Chief.
When she is not writing sad poetry or A&E articles for District, Shebe can be found biking around the historic district of downtown Savannah at odd hours of the day or going to local house shows and art exhibitions.
Shebe's work has been published in Artemis, the Port City Review and District. To view such, visit her Published Work page.
For more information, questions, concerns, comments or to request a copy of the writers portfolio or resume, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.