The More Extravagant Feast: Poems

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Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Graywolf Press
Publish Date
Pages
80
Dimensions
5.9 X 9.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781644450185

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About the Author

Leah Naomi Green is the author of The Ones We Have, winner of the Flying Trout Press Chapbook Prize. She teaches English and environmental studies at Washington and Lee University and lives in an ecological intentional community in Virginia.

Reviews

"In [Green's] poems, no barrier intrudes between humans and animals, plants, or mammals."--Tricycle Magazine

"There is a very Zen sensibility to Green's work, something that is reflected in both her subject matter and her style . . . [the poems's] leanness belies an astonishing depth and understanding."--The Colorado Review

"The action in these poems--washing plates, lighting fires in the woodstove, cutting meat--is written with affection and sensuality that transforms what could be quotidian into something hallowed."--The Bitter Southerner

"[The More Extravagant Feast] keeps faithful company with the world and earns its name. The darkness and suffering of living on earth are assumed . . . and yet, it is ultimately informed by the deep logic of compassion (is there a deeper human logic?)."--Li-Young Lee, judge's statement for the Walt Whitman Award

"In her tender, delicate, humane lyrics, Green registers the pulse of our species: the rituals of marriage, parenthood. The lyric herein is the air moving through our mortal lungs. . . . This is a book that consoles, nurtures the spirit."--Ilya Kaminsky

"What a feast! What a wonder! The whole measure of life is in these pages. I gobbled this book up and then started it again, so I could savor it further."--Camille T. Dungy

"Leah Naomi Green's beautiful book, her patient and generous book, The More Extravagant Feast, studies, beholds the ways everything, everything, turns around something else--the mother around the fetus, the child around the mother, the beloving around the beloved, the fruit around the seed, the hunter around the buck. And in this beholding these poems remind how the turning around so often becomes, or allows, the turning into. Another word for this witnessing? Gratitude."--Ross Gay