Ayesha Raees identifies herself as a hybrid creating hybrid art through hybrid forms. Her work strongly revolves around issues of identity, class, and race while possessing a strong agency for accessibility, education, and change. Raees cultivates relationships between the word and the image through theatrical performance, filmic visual imagery, and documentary photography.
Raees is the Assistant Poetry Editor of The Margins,
She was the 2018-2019's Margins Fellow
at the Asian American Writers' Workshop,
and 2019's Brooklyn Poets Fall Fellow.
She and her work has been endorsed by Millay Colony for the Arts, University of Findlay, Bennington College, Newburgh Community Photo Project, and elsewhere.
Raees is a graduate of Bennington College with a degree in Film & Animation, and Poetry & Playwriting, Raees was born in Lahore, Pakistan and currently resides in New York City.
She blogs about her pondering, her work, and issues of identity at