Leah Naomi Green

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 Deckle Edge Blog & Podcast – Leah Naomi Green – 03/01/21

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