Tayi Tibble (Te Whānau ā Apanui/Ngāti Porou) was born in 1995 and lives in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2017, she completed a master’s degree in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington, where she was the recipient of the Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing. Her debut book of poetry,
Poukahangatus is forthcoming from Knopf in July 2022. Her second book of poetry, Rangikura, will be published in the United States in 2023.