Leah Naomi GreenPoetry
Leah Naomi Green is the author of The More Extravagant Feast (Graywolf Press, 2020), selected by Li-Young Lee for the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. She is the recipient of a 2021 Treehouse Climate Action Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets as well as the 2021 Lucille Clifton Legacy Award for compassion, courage, truth-telling, and commitment to justice. Green teaches environmental studies and English at Washington and Lee University specializing in Environmental Literature and Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Paris Review, Tin House, Poem-a-Day, The Southern Review, Orion, Shenandoah, Ecotone, and Pleiades among other publications. The More Extravagant Feast was named “one of the best books of 2020” by The Boston Globe and was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. Green is a 2021 fellow at the Civitella Ranieri Center and was a 2017 Bread Loaf Orion Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholar. Her chapbook, The Ones We Have, won the 2012 Flying Trout Chapbook prize. Green lives in the mountains of Virginia. She, her partner, and their two young daughters homestead there, heating with wood and growing, finding, and preserving most of their food for the year.