About Rae

Rae White is a non-binary transgender poet, writer and zinester. Their poetry collection Milk Teeth (University of Queensland Press) won 2017 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry and commended in the 2018 Anne Elder Award.

Rae is currently completing a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship for their YA verse manuscript Welcome Home.

Rae is the editor of #EnbyLife, a journal for non-binary and gender diverse creatives.

Rae’s poem ‘who, what, why, where’ was shortlisted for 2020 Woollahra Digital Literary Awards. Their poem ‘hussshhh’ won Best Queensland Entry in 2019 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word. And their poem ‘what even r u?’ placed second in 2017 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize.

Rae’s short story ‘The Body Remembers’ placed second in 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction.

Rae’s poetry has been published in Australian Poetry Journal, Cordite Poetry Review, Meanjin Quarterly, Overland, Rabbit and others.

Rae holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing Production) from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and previously worked at 4ZZZ community radio as an on-air announcer.

You can support Rae on Patreon or buy a copy of Milk Teeth.

Banner for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2019, featuring a VPLA logo and a photo of Milk Teeth under the titles Shortlist and Poetry