Ayesha Raees

Ayesha Raees رئیس عائشہ 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. Raees currently is a Poetry Editor at AAWW's The Margins and has received fellowships from Asian American Writers' Workshop, Brooklyn Poets, and Kundiman. Her debut chapbook, COINING A WISHING TOWER, won the Broken River Prize and is published by Platypus Press. From Lahore, Pakistan, she currently shifts between Lahore and New York City.

I Call From Everywhere to Everywhere:

Friend. To practice one’s true self is to grow brave for consequence. Friend. I am here for honorable acts. Friend. I am sitting at JFK again.