Student News, Awards and Honors

Ayesha Raees Named AAWW Margins Fellow

Ayesha Raees ’18 has been selected as an Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) 2018/19 Margins Fellow.

Ayesha Raees

AAWW is the preeminent national arts nonprofit dedicated to the belief that Asian American stories deserve to be told. As a Margins Fellow, Raees will publish in AAWW’s online magazine The Margins, receive career mentorship and support, and build a community of fellow writers.

Raees identifies herself as a hybrid creating hybrid poetry through hybrid forms. Her work strongly revolves around issues of identity, class, and race while possessing a strong agency for accessibility, education, and change. During her time as a Margins Fellow, she wishes to focus on not only generating new creative work but also instigating dialogue around revolutionary contemporary practices in a fixated traditional literary and academic world.

Read the full story at AAWW.