Leah Naomi Green Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Leah Naomi Green

Payne Hall 213
(540) 458-4821
Website - Curriculum Vitae


M.F. A. in English (Poetry Writing), University of California, Irvine 
B.A., Environmental Studies in the Humanities, Earlham College 


Environmental literature, creative writing, eco-poetics, Buddhist ecology and community 


WRIT 100—(Human) Nature: Individualism and Community in Environmental Literature

ENGL 201—Introduction to Creative Writing

ENGL 204—Poetry Workshop

ENGL 207—Eco-Writing: Multigenre Creative Writing Workshop

ENGL/ENV 214— Eco-Poetry

ENV 110— Introduction to Environmental Studies

ENV 111—Environmental Service Learning 

Poetry Faculty, Sweet Briar Creative Writing Conference

Selected Publications

“The More Extravagant Feast” anthologized in In The American Grain: Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by the Best Poets of Our Time, Europa Edizioni, 2021

“Origin Story,” reprinted, American Poets Magazine, 2021

“The Best Books of Spiritual and Ecological Thought,” Shepherd.com, 2021

“Origin Story,” Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, 2021

“Carrot” featured with commentary, Gwarlingo’s “The Sunday Poem” April 7, 2021

“About This Poem,” Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, 2021

"Week Thirty-Four: Atomic,” Poem-A-Day Virginia, 2021

The More Extravagant Feast (Graywolf Press, 2020)

“Return, Investment, Return,” The Paris Review, 2020

“In Their Own Words” essay on “Field Guide to the Chaparral,” Poetry Society of America, 2020

“Venison,” republished with comment, Poetry Daily, 2020 

“River and Fugue,” EcoTheo Review, 2020

“Week Ten: Plum,” EcoTheo Review, 2020

The Ones We Have: Poems by Leah Naomi Green (Flying Trout Press, 2012)

“In Cleaning,” republished by The Academy of American Poets in the Leah Naomi Green permanent exhibit on Poets.org where many of the poems below are also republished, 2018

“The More Extravagant Feast,” Tin House, 2018

“Field Guide to the Chaparral,” The Southern Review, 2017

“Narration: Transubstantiation,” Pleiades, 2017

“To the Cardinal, Attacking His Reflection in the Window,” Pleiades, 2017

“Venison,” Ecotone, 2014

“Once Home,” Ecotone, 2014

“Beningo Street: Son,” with comment Shenendoah, 2013

“Beningo Street: Wife,” Dirtcakes, 2011

“Becoming Sisters,” Squaw Valley Review, 2009

“Almanac,” Squaw Valley Review, 2009



"Feeling Deeply: A Conversation with Leah Naomi Green", Puerto Del Sol, 2020 

Review of The More Extravagant Feast," Colorado Review, 2020

"Writing Interbeing: Poet Leah Naomi Green’s latest collection explores the interconnectedness of all thingsTricycle Magazine, 2020 

"The Life & Work of Leah Naomi Green: A Taxonomy," The Bitter Southerner, 2020

Honors and Awards

UVA, Honors College Visiting Resident Fellow, 2022

Sherwood Anderson Distinguished Visiting Writer in Poetry, Guilford College, 2021-2022

Lucille Clifton Legacy Award, 2021

Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, 2019

Katharine Bakeless Nason Award, Bread Loaf Orion Writers Conference, 2017

2012 Flying Trout Press Award, 2012

Dirtcakes Poetry Award: for exploring diverse concepts of poverty, hunger, education, family, gender and work as suggested by the UN Millennium Development Goals to end extreme poverty, 2011

UC Humanities Center International Travel Grant,  2008

Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize, 2004