Portrait by Lisa Sorgini
Tais Rose Wae is a writer and weaver living on sovereign Bundjalung country. With a complex displaced cultural identification developed through the ongoing process of colonisation, her poetry and weaving alike seek to highlight the significance of decolonisation work while celebrating a resilient connection to her Aboriginal ancestry as it is passed on through blood.
She was shortlisted for the 2021 Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the 2021 Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize as well as being selected as runner-up for the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers in 2020. Her work was highly commended for The Wheeler Centre's The Next Chapter in 2020.
Her work can be found published in the Australian Poetry Anthology, Best of Australian Poetry, Cordite, Knus Magazine, Overland Literary Journal, Paradiso, Running Dog Westspace and Westerly.