Portrait by Lisa Sorgini
Tais Rose Wae is an artist and poet gratefully based on Bundjalung Country. Her work explores the interconnections and imprints of maps of lineage, motherhood, and her Aboriginal ancestry and has most recently been reimagined for the 2022 Biennale of Sydney and Tweed Regional Gallery.
Her poetry has been awarded runner-up for the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize and the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, as well as being recognised amongst the Judith Wright Poetry Prize shortlist and the Peter Porter longlist.
Wae's poetry can be found in publications including the Australian Poetry Anthology, Best of Australian Poetry, Cordite, Overland Literary Journal, Running Dog, West Space Offsite, and Westerly. Riverbed Sky Songs is her first published collection.