Tais Rose Wae

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 inevitably passed on through blood. She was runner-up for the 2020 Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers and highly commended for The Wheeler Centre's The Next Chapter.


By Tais Rose Wae — 29 July, 2021

We gather the kindling                  our kin  the tree-branch-leaf-litter for flame famish, sit beneath the smoke the stars                                     –   unclothe the constellations                                                   of their newer names   – and listen for the    s   p   a   c   e    between   Many hands many                               hearts working             gather to carry this bowl…