Photographed by Jenny Watts 

Photographed by Jenny Watts 


Karibu! Welcome! My name is Asli Shebe (Aus-lee Shébay) and I am a freelance writer, editor, and poet. I graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in November 2017, with a BFA in writing and a minor in creative writing. I am a self-proclaimed pun-loving flower-child with a dangerous desire for poetry and all things sweet. 

I was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and raised in Mankato, Minnesota, and 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 SCAD's District newspaper. My work has also been published in Artemis, the Port City Review, and To view such, visit my Published Work page. 

For questions, concerns, possible collaborations, comments or to request a copy of my portfolio or résumé, email me at asli(dot)shebe(at)