Publications: His first full length poetry collection shall be published by Seren Books in February 2024. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in multiple issues of Poetry Wales, Interpreter's House, Bad Lilies, Propel Magazine, Anthropocene Poetry, Acropolis Journal, South Bank Poetry, Honest Ulsterman, Abridged Magazine, Planet - The Welsh Internationalist, Barddas, The Lonely Crowd, Atrium Poetry, Free Verse - Poems for Richard Price from Seren Books, and ‘Gwrthryfel/Uprising’ An Anthology of Radical Poetry from Wales (Carreg Gwalch, 2022).
Literary Awards & Bursaries: He had been selected to be part of the Hay Festival 'Writers at Work' 2023 development scheme, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022 for his poem 'Ramadan', a joint winner of the 2022 International Dylan Thomas Day poetry competition, and the 2021 Representing Wales writer development programme award by Literature Wales with mentorship from Poetry Wales editor Zoë Brigley. In 2020, he was selected as one of seven emerging poets by Literature Wales for a week-long poetry masterclass with Queen's Medal winning poet Gillian Clarke, and also by Writerz and Scribez for a six-week poetry mentorship with Forward Prize winner Caleb Femi.
Biography: Taz Rahman spent his very early years in Dhaka, Bangladesh, attended school in Birmingham and university in Cardiff. He had lived in Cardiff for thirty years. He started writing poetry in 2019 and has also written short fiction, essays, reviews and plays.
Just Another Poet: He founded the acclaimed Youtube poetry promotion channel 'Just Another Poet', which had received Wales Books Council's New Audience Funding (2022/23) and
had won a Literature Wales commission (2020).
General Interests: His major interests include climate change and preservation of habitats, the language of trauma, jazz and early classical music, historical and contemporary art, south-east Wales waterways, enlightenment philosophy, history of the late antique period, culinary flavours, cats and river fowls. He served as a volunteer listener for the Cardiff Samaritans for eight years and is passionate about supporting mental health awareness.
Academic Education: He attended secondary school in Birmingham, West Midlands and subsequently pursued an undergraduate degree in philosophy at Cardiff University. He also has a master’s degree in social philosophy and ethics from the same institution, and had previously studied for another masters in religion in late antiquity.