Born 1904, village of Geokcha, near Ashkhabad; died 1943. Soviet Turkmen poet. He was born of a peasant family. He had been a teacher and was first published in 1925.
Alamyshev was the first Turkmen writer to write about the life of the working class—for example, the narrative poems At the Kyzyl-Arvat Plant (1928), The Woman Shock Worker at Her Post (1932), and At the Silk Factory (1932). His most important work is Sona (first version Extinguished, 1928) dealing with the life of the rural intelligentsia. He translated P. P. Ershov’s fairy tale The Little Humpbacked Horse, M. Iu. Lermontov’s Song About the Merchant Kalashnikov, and poems by A. S. Pushkin, T. G. Shevchenko, V. V. Mayakovsky, A. Navoi, and Sh. Rustaveli.