Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic from southwest NSW. Her first volume of poetry, Dark Secrets After Dreaming: A.D. 1887-1961 (2010, Presspress) won the Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry, 2010 and her first novel, Purple Threads (UQP), won the David Unaipon Award for an unpublished Indigenous writer in 2010 and was shortlisted for the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize and the Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing, 2012. Her poetry and short stories have been published in Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation, The Journal for the Association European Studies of Australia, Australian Poetry Journal, Antipodes and the Australian Book Review.
In 2017, Jeanine was the recipient of the Oodgeroo Noonucal Poetry Prize and the University of Canberra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Poetry Prize. She teaches Creative Writing and Aboriginal Literature at the University of Melbourne. Walk Back Over was highly commended in the Black&Write Indigenous Writing Fellowship, State Library of Queensland, 2016 and was released in 2018 by Cordite Press. In 2019, Jeanine became the Red Room Poetry Fellow and is editing a First Nations Collection of poetry to be launched by Magabala Books and Red Room Poetry in 2020.
Reflections at Bundanon Trust
Watch as Jeanine reads her poetry and reflects on her time working at Bundanon Trust.
> Jeanine Leane Speaks at Bundanon Trust
- Jeanine Leane reads 'Tracks Wind Back'
- Jeanine Leane reads 'Kumbilor – hill in my Country'
- Jeanine Leane reads 'Evening of the day'
- Jeanine Leane reads 'Bridge over the River Memory'