Between the Leaves
Episode one: Work
“Sometimes as an antidote
To fear of death,
I eat the stars.”
Hosts Ellen van Neerven and Hermina Burns share a selection of poems that pay homage to the work that women and gender diverse people do, the hidden histories of unpaid labour, and the real meaning of work.
Dr. Jeanine Leane
Ellen van Neerven
Poems (in order of appearance)
Angelou, Maya. “Woman Work.” And Still I Rise Random House, 1978.
Burns, Hermina. “Ironing.” Bite of a Bluebottle Bristlebird Press, 2019.
Leane, Jeanine. “Unfinished Business”. Cordite Poetry Review, 1 February 2019.
van Neerven, Ellen. “Vinegar”. Cordite Poetry Review, 1 February 2019.
Elson, Rebecca. “Antidotes to Fear of Death”. Responsibility to Awe, published by Carcanet Classics, 2018.
Hosts Ellen van Neerven, Hermina Burns
Co-producers Mary Crooks AO, Maria Chetcuti, Ally Oliver-Perham
Sound engineer Nicholas Pollock
Graphic design Aimee Carruthers