Leah Naomi Green is the author of The More Extravagant Feast (Graywolf Press, 2020), which was selected by Li-Young Lee for the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. She teaches English and Environmental Studies at Washington and Lee University and lives in the mountains of Virginia where she, her partner, and their daughters homestead and grow food. Green’s chapbook, The Ones We Have, received the 2012 Flying Trout Chapbook prize. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Paris Review, Tin House, The Southern Review, Ecotone, Shenandoah, and Pleiades. She is the recipient of the 2021 Lucille Clifton Legacy Award.
Leah’s website is here: leahnaomigreen.com
Leah and I had a terrific discussion about her family, the land, and it’s connection to her work. We also discuss elements of spirituality and our personal narratives. As always…thanks for listening and for reading. It really does matter.
- The More Extravagant Feast
- The Ones We Have
Other books and magazines mentioned in the episode:
- The Bitter Southerner
- How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton ed. by Aracelis Girmay
- The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton: 1965-2010 ed. by Kevin Young & Michael Glaser
Other people mentioned in this episode:
- Edward Abbey
- Wendell Berry
- Lucille Clifton
- Thich Nhat Hanh
- Sally Mann
- St. Francis of Assisi
- Terry Tempest Williams
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