Leah Naomi Green is the author of The More Extravagant Feast, selected by Li-Young Lee for the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets and named “one of the best books of 2020” by The Boston Globe. She received the 2021 Lucille Clifton Legacy Award for compassion, courage, truth-telling, and commitment to justice, as well as an Academy of American Poets 2021 Climate Action Poetry Prize. Her work, which has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, Poem-a-Day, VQR, The Southern Review, and Orion, among other publications. Green teaches environmental studies and English at Washington and Lee University. She lives in Rockbridge County, Virginia where she and her family homestead and grow much of their food for the year.
Leah Naomi Green
Mourning Songs Are Love Songs
This essay is excerpted from Solastalgia: An Anthology of Emotion in a Disappearing World. I PICKED BLACK RASPBERRIES FOR GLEN when he was dying of cancer on a cot in his Continue reading