Aliah Lavonne Tigh


Author's Bio

Aliah Lavonne Tigh is the author of Weren’t We Natural Swimmers, a 2022 chapbook with Tram Editions, and her poems have appeared in Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day, GuernicaThe Texas ReviewMatter: A Journal of Political Poetry and Commentary, The Rupture, and others. Tigh has joined other writers for the Tin House Summer Workshop, recently read for Houston’s Poison Pen Reading Series and The Brooklyn Rail, contributed work for a Gulf Coast Journal and Texas Contemporary ekphrastic collaboration and was a grateful Recipient of Idyllwild Arts’ 2017 Bentley-Buckman Writing Fellowship. She holds poetry and philosophy degrees from the University of Houston and an MFA from Antioch Los Angeles. Tigh lives in Houston, Texas.


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Weren't We Natural Swimmers (Tram Editions, 2022)
Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day
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The Texas Review
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Finalist for Houston Poet Laureate (2021)

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Last update: Nov 17, 2022