Tayi Tibble

Tayi Tibble

Biography

Tayi Tibble is a writer and poet based in Wellington, New Zealand, and is from Te Whanganui a Tara of Ngāti Porou and Te Whanau a Apanui descent. In 2017 she completed her Masters in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters where she was the recipient of The Adam Foundation Prize. Her first book, Poūkahangatus, was published by Victoria University Press in 2018 and went on to win the Jessie McKay Prize at the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book awards. She works as a publishing assistant at Victoria University Press and as a staff writer at The Pantograph Punch. Tayi is participating in this year’s festival with the support of the Creative New Zealand International Promotional Fund for Literature. @paniaofthekeef