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Rae White Rae White i(9518001 works by)
Gender: Non-binary
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Rae White is a non-binary poet, writer and zinester living in Brisbane. They’ve written for Slink Chunk Press and mous. magazine. Their poetry has been published in Cordite Poetry Review, Antithesis Journal, Gargouille, Woolf Pack and others. Rae’s manuscript ‘Milk Teeth’ recently won the 2017 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and will be published by University of Queensland Press in 2018. Rae is the editor of #EnbyLife, a collaborative zine about non-binary experiences. They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing Production) from Queensland University of Technology, and previously worked at 4ZZZ community radio as an on-air announcer.

Most Referenced Works


  • Other works include :


    • ‘the ghost in your air con’ (Woolf Pack #9: August 2017)
    • ‘Mother’s milk’ (Gargouille – Issue 6: May 2017)
    • ‘Sunday Stroll’ (Umbel & Panicle: April 2017)
    • ‘blizzards expected throughout the week’ (Woolf Pack #8 (PDF) – page 10: February 2017)
    • ‘Keyholes’ (Concrete Queers #6 (print): Nov 2016)
    • ‘Woman in Purple on canvas’ (mous. magazine #2 (print): Sept 2016)
    • ‘Her Wedding Ring’ (Woolf Pack #7 (PDF) – page 10: August 2016)
    • ‘Dysphoria’ (#EnbyLife: July 2016)
    • ‘Reaction(ary)’ (Bi-Focus: Coming Out: July 2016)
    • ‘Trashboy Meets They’ (Woolf Pack #6 (PDF) – page 14: Jan 2016)

    Short Stories/Fiction/Micro-Fiction:

    • Story Seed Vault: 36, Princess Philodendron (Story Seed Vault: July 2017)
    • ‘Local Legend’ (Slink Chunk Press: June 2017)


    • Beyond Binary (mous. magazine #2 (print): Sept 2016)
    • Guild of Objects interview (mous. magazine: Feb 2016)
    • Archer Magazine: Interview with Amy Middleton (mous. magazine: Dec 2015)
    • Adult Store Etiquette (mous. magazine: Oct 2015)
    • Good Steps to Great Polyamory (mous. magazine: Sept 2015)


    • Diary of a Lavender Plant  (August 2017)
    • I Heart Succulents: Volume 2  (January 2017)
    • #EnbyLife   (July 2016)
    • Rabbits & Relics: Okunoshima   (June 2016)
    • I Heart Succulents: Volume 1   (May 2016)
    • Feminist Puzzle Zine  – (2016)

    (Supplied by author)

Personal Awards

2020 shortlisted Queensland Poetry Festival The Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry for 'The Last Tourist'.
2020 shortlisted The Woollahra Digital Literary Award Poetry for 'Who, What, Why, Where' (visual poetry).
2019 shortlisted Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction for 'The Body Remembers'.

Awards for Works

How to Haunt i "Who gets to haunt", 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Going Down Swinging Online 2021;
2021 shortlisted The Woollahra Digital Literary Award Digital Innovation
y separately published work icon Milk Teeth St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2018 14069138 2018 selected work poetry

'In the bright mirror morning, I scratch
at flaked skin & peel lengths
of stringy flesh to expose
crackle quartz jutting from my neck

'In this highly original debut collection, Rae White’s edgy and playful poems challenge notions of category, identity, form and gender. Bodies transform, nature morphs and words dart and shift. White’s wise and provocative poems define new ways, new languages.' (Publication summary)

2018 commended Anne Elder Award
2019 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Poetry
2017 winner Queensland Poetry Festival Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript
What Even R U? i "non-normative flags", 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 230 2018; (p. 29-30)
2017 second place The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize
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