About Me

Taz Rahman's first full length poetry collection is due in February 2024, to be published by Seren Books. He is a Cardiff-based writer of poetry, short fiction, plays, and also a literary content creator for the Wales Books Council funded (2022) and Literature Wales commissioned (2020) Youtube poetry channel 'Just Another Poet'. 

He has been selected to be the chairperson of Poetry Wales Magazine's Readers' Committee from September 2022.

He is an editor of the climate emergency themed literary journal Modron alongside poets Zoe Brigley and Kristian Evans.

His poems have been published or accepted for publication in multiple issues of Poetry Wales, Bad Lilies, Anthropocene, South Bank Poetry, Honest Ulsterman, and ‘Gwrthryfel/Uprising’ An Anthology of Radical Poetry from Wales, edited by Mike Jenkins (Carreg Gwalch, 2022).

He was one of three judges for the inaugural Poetry Wales Pamphlet Competition 2021

He is a poetry collection peer-reviewer for the Books Council of Wales and a regular reviewer for Poetry Wales.

He was one of 12 writers chosen by Literature Wales for the 2021 Representing Wales writer development programme award.

His plays, 'Three Sisters' and 'Ithaka' have been performed at The Gate arts centre in Cardiff.

In 2020, he was selected as one of seven emerging poets by Literature Wales for a week-long poetry masterclass with Gillian Clarke, and also by Writerz and Scribez for a six-week poetry mentorship with Caleb Femi. 

He is the founder and general editor of the long-running legal news blog LawNewsIndex

He is in the advisory board of the community arts promotion organisation Head4Arts.

In his other life, he is a professional photographer. His photographic depiction of political protests in South Wales has been widely published nationally and internationally and his fine art portraiture has been featured in group exhibitions for 'Made in Roath' in Cardiff, and West Bromwich. 

His major interests outside of his writing and photographic practices include fine art, enlightenment philosophy, history of the late antique period, jazz, exploration of the natural world around South Wales, culinary flavours, and cats. 

Contact: https://tazrahman.blogspot.com/p/contact-me.html