AustLit logo

AustLit

Tais Rose Tais Rose i(19819823 works by) (a.k.a. Tai Rose Wae)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

BiographyHistory

'Tais Rose is an Aboriginal writer and weaver living on Bundjalung country. With a complex displaced cultural identification through ancestral dissociation, her poetry seeks to highlight the significance of decolonisation work, while celebrating the resilient sentience of Aboriginal culture and connection to country that is inevitably passed on through blood.' (https://overland.org.au/2020/08/announcing-the-nakata-brophy-prize-shortlist/)

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2023 shortlisted Queensland Poetry Festival Awards Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize for ‘Make a Home with These Hands’ and ‘Epilogue to Ceremony’.
2023 highly commended Queensland Poetry Festival Awards Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize for 'Words Not Known at Dawn'.
2022 highly commended Queensland Poetry Festival Awards Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize for 'This Is a Poem'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Riverbed Sky Songs Sydney : Vagabond Press , 2023 26043231 2023 selected work poetry

'Riverbed Sky Songs is an admiration and imagining of the inherent links between ecosystems and the human experience. The poetry collection challenges colonial form and storytelling and is tenderly woven across the page to mirror Wae’s connection to Country; found in moments of enamour amidst soft pockets of moss at the edge of a riverbed, in the reminder of strength and of spirit as reflected in the surface of a pearl, to the ancestral songs and knowing that are passed on through blood. It is an ode to the legacy of labour, power, courage and love of writers before us, and an offering of an ember to our children who will keep the fires of care and culture burning. Riverbed Sky Songs is a transformative process of discovery that enacts as a reminder to return, to walk gently, and to listen with as great a depth as the seabed alongside which many of these poems were remembered and recalled.' (Publication summary)

2024 shortlisted ASAL Awards Mary Gilmore Award for a First Book of Poetry
2024 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
From a Place, Unknown i "Acacia all black", 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , December 2020;
2020 runner-up Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers
Last amended 25 Aug 2021 14:08:22
Other mentions of "" in AustLit:
    X