Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri writer, teacher and academic from southwest New South Wales. She is the recipient of two Discovery Indigenous Awards (2014 and 2020), and her poetry and short stories have been published in leading Australian journals and literary magazines, as well as collected volumes. Jeanine has also published widely in the area of Aboriginal literature, writing otherness and creative non-fiction. She has won the Oodgeroo Noonucal Prize for poetry twice (2017; 2019) and was the 2019 recipient of the Red Room Poetry Fellowship. In 2020, she edited a collection of First Nations Poetry, Guwayu – for all times. Jeanine Leane has received 3 ARC Discovery Grants for Aboriginal Literature and currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne.