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Ayesha Raees عائشہ رئیس

identifies herself as a hybrid creating hybrid poetry

through hybrid forms. 


Her work strongly revolves around issues of race and identity, G/god and displacement, and mental illness while possessing a strong agency for accessibility, community, and change. She cultivates relationships between the word and the image through theatrical performance, filmic visual imagery, paint, and documentary photography. 

Raees currently serves as an Assistant Poetry Editor at AAWW's The Margins and has received fellowships from Asian American Writers' Workshop, Brooklyn Poets, and Kundiman. Her work has been published in, Gulf Coast, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. 


From Lahore, Pakistan, she currently shifts between Lahore and New York City.

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