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Coining A Wishing Tower, Platypus Press,  Winner of Broken River Prize, judged by Kaveh Akbar, March 2022.



Interview Art Is + Ayesha Raees

By: Janelle Tan, Singapore Unbound, 2022

A “Language for Loss and Grief”: An Interview with Ayesha Raees

Book Review: Coining A Wishing Tower

 By: Arman Salem, Harbor Review, 2022

Podcast: Keep the Channel Open: Episode 129

Ayesha Raees and Mike Sakasegawa, 2022

Book Review: "Coining a Wishing Tower"

By: Alex Carrigan, Quail Bell Magazine, 2022

New Book :: Coining a Wishing Tower

Newpages Blog

Book Review: Coining A Wishing Tower 

By:Benjamin Schmitt, At The Inkwell, 2022

CutBank Interviews: A Conversation with Ayesha Raees

By: Josh Wagner, CutBank Literary Magazine, 2021

Ayesha Raees Explores Displacement Through Hybrid Art Forms, Words by Amanda Goonetilleke,  Kajol Magazine, 2021.  

Featured Artist, Ayesha Raees, Epi-Center.NYC, 2021

Podcast: S1 EP3: Ayesha Raees Joins!  Alternaverse with Annie Goold and Lindsay Warren, 2021. 

Poet-of-the-week, Brooklyn Poets. 

Podcast: S3 EP5: Pursuing Artistic Passions Against All Odds (ft. Ayesha Raees‪)‬, Tso Yellow with Cindy Lin and Helen Lin 2021. 

Margins Fellow 2018-2019, Asian American Writers' Workshop.

Ayesha Raees Named AAWW Margins Fellow, Bennington College.


Reading Homi Bhabha Cross-legged Underneath an Apple Tree In Vermont,” Worcester Review, 2024


“Self Portrait as a Split EndOr: I Went To A College Party In Vermont On Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day After,” Denver Quarterly, 2024


Reading Homi Bhabha For The First Time“Spectator at the Musallah,” Denver Quarterly, 2024


“Recoveries,” Denver Quarterly, 2024


“Heartbreak Aubade,” Toyon, 2024

"Birthday Trip," Poetry Northwest, 2023. 

"This Time, Last Time," Pleiades, 2023. 


“There's a wave coming. One can hear it in the sky," Crown Sonnet, Collaborative Poetry, Miami Dade, 2023  

"Elegy:: Missing the Trigger of Winter Now Triggers You," Islandia Review,  2023. 

"Good," Nation, 2022.

"Exodus," Guernica, 2022. 

"Miami," Saw Palm, 2022. Florida Flora & Fauna Poetry Contest Winner.

"All Along, I Laid, Halved," Poem-a-day,, June 2021

"Ail," The Journal, 2022. 

'"Aubade," The Journal, 2022. 


"Diary Entry: 25th April 2020. Lahore." Washington Square Review, 2022

"Erasure," Booth, 2021

"Blub," Mikrokosmos Journal, 2021

"Love & Self. In Ten Acts," Quarterly West, 2021

"Fundraiser," Madison Review, 2021 

"War Of Bargain," The Offing, 2021

“Lahore’s Morning New York’s Night,Gulf Coast, 2021  

"God & You In Shadowplay," Miracle Monocle, 2021

"Ohhh," Black Warrior Review, 2021.

“Dank,” Meridian, 2021 

"Lahore, What Happened--" Aleph Review, 2021

Medea,” Inlandia Journal, 2021

“Rope into String,” The Fourth River, 2021

“Bless,” The Fourth River, 2021

“Smothering a Mothering,”
SAND, 2021

“List,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, 2021

"Accessory," Counter-clock, 2020. 

"Sapped," Far-Near Media, 2020. 

"Diary Entry: 16th May 2020. Lahore," Rabbit: A Journal of Non-fiction poetry, 2020. 

"Small Fry," Southern Indiana Review, 2020. 

"SI Unit" &  "Gene Wilder," Brooklyn Review, 2020.

"Apprehensions," Yalobusha Review, 2020. 

"I Grew Up Watching Anime," Cagibi, 2020.

"Bird Fight," Apogee Journal, 2020.

"Smothering A Mothering" & "Associating the Disassociating," Wilderness, 2020.

"Sport," &"Disassociation," Epiphany, 2020. 

"Marathons Are Run for Causes," Brooklyn Poets, 2019.

2 Poems, Hobart Pulp, 2019 .

7 Photopoems, IDK Magazine, 2019.

""Obstacle Sleep,"" & "Apple," Asian American Writers' Workshop: The Margins, 2018.

"Urgent Telegram to a Time Being," thetinymag, 2018.

"Moments," Asian American Writers' Workshop: The Margins, 2018.

"Proof", Cherry Tree, Issue 4, 2018.


Poetry Fellow, Kundiman Mentorship Lab, Kundiman, 2020.

Winner of Deanna Tulley Multimedia Contest, Slippery Elm Literary Journal, December 2019.

Brooklyn Poets Fellow at Brooklyn Poets, Fall 2019.

Margins Fellow at Asian American Writers' Workshop2018-2019.


Millay Colony Resident, November 2018.


Judith Khan Memorial Poetry Prize ShortlistDesi Writer's Lounge, 2016.

LUMS Young Writers' Workshop, Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2015.



Kundiman Mentorship Lab Reading, Books Are Magic, Jan 27, 7PM EST, virtual. 


Virtual Poetry Salon, East Village Poetry Salon, April 4th 2020, 2 PM EST, virtual. 

Brooklyn Poets Fall Workshop Showcase, 61 Local, 7PM, New York City. 

Asian Creative Network Holiday Market, Canal 371 St. December 7, 12- 9 PM, New York City.

East Village Poetry Salon, July 13th 2019, 2-5PM Saturday, New York City.

Final Margins Fellowship Reading AT Asian American Writers' Workshop, June 6th 2019, New York City. 

Traveling Chai House- A Night of South Asian Poetry AT Chinatown Soup, 8-10 PM, May 14 2019, New York City.

Rizzoli Bookstore, April 27th 2019, 5-7PM, New York City.

Sweet & Sour Readings, The Chop Suey Club, April 11th 2019, New York City.

Patchworks Theatre, New York City, 16th March 2019.

Around Digital Media, New York City, 29th July 2018.

Poetry in the Brew, Portland Brew East, Nashville, Jan 2018.


Senior Thesis Reading, Bennington College, May 2017.

Other Writings

Grief Became an Artifact: An Interview with Diana Khoi Nguyen, The Margins, AAWW, 2020. 

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