Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri writer and academic from southwest New South Wales. She teaches Creative Writing and Aboriginal Literature at the University of Melbourne and has published widely in the area of Aboriginal literature. Her first volume of poetry, Dark Secrets After Dreaming: A.D. 1887-1961 (2010) won the Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry and her first collection of stories, Purple Threads, won the David Unaipon Award (2010) for an unpublished Indigenous writer. Her poetry has been published in Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation, The Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia and The Australian Book Review. Her second volume of poetry is forthcoming.