PoemPaintings Acrylic, thread, paper, pencil on canvas
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Ayesha Raees identifies herself as a hybrid creating hybrid poetry through hybrid forms. 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.
Raees also heads One Minute Press, a community centric zine press celebrating Asian literary and artistic voices. Her first book of poetry, 'Coining A Wishing Tower' won the Broken River Prize hosted by Platypus Press and judged by Kaveh Akbar, and will be forthcoming in March 2022.
From Lahore, Pakistan, she currently lives between Lahore, New York City, and Miami.