Between the Leaves
Episode two: Nurturing

this stitching of care between generations pulls us all in

Hosts Ellen van Neerven and Hermina Burns share a selection of poems on the nurturing power of daily love, comfort food and family ties.

Featured poets

Kirli Saunders

Hermina Burns

Elizabeth Alexander

Ellen van Neerven

Candy Royalle

Anne Elder

Poems (in order of appearance)

Saunders, Kirli. “Aunty.” Kindred Magabala Books, 2019.

Alexander, Elizabeth. “Butter.” Body of Life Tia Chucha Press, 1996.

Royalle, Candy. “Mother.” The Disappearing Project, Red Room Poetry, 2012.

Elder, Anne. “Just for Today.”

Burns, Hermina. “Foraging.” Bite of a Bluebottle Bristlebird Press, 2019.

van Neerven, Ellen. “Bold and Beautiful”. Throat University of Queensland Press, 2020.




Hosts Ellen van Neerven, Hermina Burns

Music (Intro) Loop Lady – 2. In the Middle by Sally Whitwell; (outro) Black Smoke by Emily Wurramara

Co-producers Mary Crooks AO, Maria Chetcuti, Ally Oliver-Perham

Sound engineer Nicholas Pollock

Recording  Squeak E. Clean Studios, the Voice Plant

Graphic design Aimee Carruthers