Photo Courtesy of Christine Szczepaniak

Photo Courtesy of Christine Szczepaniak


Karibu! Welcome! 

My name is Asli Shebe (Aus-lee Shébay) and I am a freelance writer, editor and performer. I graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in November 2017, with a bachelor's degree 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 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)