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Alifair Skebe

Alifair Skebe

Author's Bio

Alifair Skebe is author of two books of poetry and holds a PhD. in literature from the University at Albany. Raised in Louisiana and Texas, her poems are both lyrical and narrative influenced by landscape, world religion, deep image, and song. from "The Wedding Moon Stone": "Her hair is long, so long they say, hair of down down down the eyes of a thousand drunken sailors drowned at the stern, the gilt ring around the half-cut bubble Aphrodite bore out of the sea. She is a song. She is a folk tale streaming with ribbons May pole around her neck, old tea bags, dirty dish towels—all pink, all swollen." published in Philament from "The Momentous Life of a Drip of Paint": "the city is drowning the oceans are drowning with fish the fish are breathing my breath" published in em

Publications and Prizes

El Aqua Es La Sangre De La Tierra: The Water Is the Blood of the Earth (Finishing Line Press, 2008), Love Letters: Les Cartes Postales (Double artist's chapbook) (Basilisk Press, 2004)
32 Poems, Blueline, Chronogram Magazine, Colere, Diner, eratio, Interim, Literary Mama, Louisiana Review, MannequinEnvy, philament, Poems and Plays: Middle Tennessee State Univ, Rhino Magazine, Rootdrinker, So to Speak, Sulphur River Literary Review, Temenos, The Cape Rock, Underground Voices

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Alcestis by Euripedes
Favorite Authors:
H.D., Gertrude Stein, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lyn Hejinian, Robert Duncan, Carolyn Kizer

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Listing last updated: January 13, 2013

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Identifies as:
Czech American
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Born in:
Charleston, WV
Raised in:
Lake Charles, LA

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