Alifair Skebe

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

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

32 Poems, Blueline, Chronogram Magazine, Colere, Diner, Eratio Poetry Journal, Interim, Literary Mama, Louisiana Review, Mannequin Envy, philament, Poems and Plays: Middle Tennessee State Univ, Rhino Magazine, Rootdrinker, So to Speak, Sulphur River Literary Review, Temenos Journal, Cape Rock, Underground Voices
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)

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Lake Charles, LA
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Last updated: Sep 29, 2016