Alifair Skebe

State University of New York, University at Albany Department of English
Albany, NY 12222
Phone: 
518.442.5187

Author's Bio

Alifair Skebe is a poet, visual artist, and author of the poetry collection Thin Matter (Foothills Publishing 2016); the long poem “El Agua Es la Sangre de la Tierra”/water is the blood of the earth (written in English) (Finishing Line Press 2008); and a book of poems and collage, text-art postcards Love Letters: Les Cartes Postales (Basilisk Press 2004). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including (em), *eratio, Interim, RHINO, The Cape Rock, and So to Speak. She holds a Ph.D. in American Poetry and Poetics from the University at Albany, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Women's Studies, Poetry, Anthropology) from the University of North Texas, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of North Texas. She teaches English/Writing in the Educational Opportunity Program at the University at Albany and lives in Albany, NY with her husband. 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

Journals: 
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 Journal, The Cape Rock, Underground Voices
Chapbook: 
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)

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Charleston
Raised in: 
Lake Charles, LA
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Last updated: Sep 29, 2016