Leah Naomi Green Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Leah Naomi Green

Payne Hall 213
Website - Curriculum Vitae


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


Ecopoetry, environmental literature, creative non-fiction


English 263: Nature as Self: Environmental Literature in the Anthropocene

English/environmental studies 207: EcoWriting (multigenre creative writing)

English/environmental studies 214: Environmental Poetry Workshop

Environmental Studies 110: Introduction to Environmental Studies

Writing 100: The Nature of Nature: Environmental Thought and Literature

Orion Magazine Poetry Workshop, Online, March-April 2023

Selected Publications


  • The More Extravagant Feast (Graywolf Press, 2020), winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets

  • The Ones We Have (Chapbook), (Flying Trout Press, 2012)


  • “The Age of Affection” Orion, Summer 2022

  • “Jacob Have I Loved”, “One”, “Object Permanence”, “Somewhere She’s Learned”, “The Transitive Property of Song” Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR), Spring 2022

  • "The Transitive Property of Song," "The Age of Affection," "Jacob Have I Loved," "The More Extravagant Feast," and "Origin Story” anthologized in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume IX: Virginia (Texas A&M University Press), November 2022

  • “Mourning Songs are Love Songs” Anthologized in Solastalgia: An Anthology of Emotion in a Disappearing World, UVA Press, forthcoming 2023

  • “Somewhere, She’s Learned” feature, Poetry Daily July 31, 2022

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

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

  • “Naming” environmental writing exercise published in the “discussion guide” for Lulu Miller’s Why Fish Don’t Exist (Simon and Schuster, 2020)

  • “Helping” American Poets, 2019

  • “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” and “Once Home” Ecotone, 2014

Honors and Awards

Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, Judged by Li-Young Lee, 2019

The Boston Globe: The Best Books of 2020

Lucille Clifton Legacy Award, 2021

Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellow 2021

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

UVA, Honors College Visiting Resident Fellow, 2022

The Moth Nature Writing Prize, Highest Commendation, Judged by Max Porter, 2022

Academy of American Poets’ Treehouse Climate Action Prize, second place award, 2021

Silver Nautilus Book Award in Poetry, 2020

Selected Interviews and Press

National Public Radio: American Poet Leah Naomi Green Releases Her First Book

The Boston Globe: The Best Books of 2020

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

Nurturing the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton

Tricycle: Writing Interbeing: Poet Leah Naomi Green’s latest collection explores the interconnectedness of all things

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

Ligeia Magazine: Leah Naomi Green Interview by Ashley Wagner

Seattle Times: Leah Naomi Green wins Walt Whitman Award for debut poet