The More Extravagant Feast (Paperback)
Graywolf Press, 9781644450185, 80pp.
Publication Date: April 7, 2020
Winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, selected by Li-Young Lee
The More Extravagant Feast focuses on the trophic exchanges of a human body with the world via pregnancy, motherhood, and interconnection—the acts of making and sustaining other bodies from one’s own, and one’s own from the larger world. Leah Naomi Green writes from attentiveness to the vast availability and capacity of the weedy, fecund earth and from her own human place within more-than-human life, death, and birth. Lyrically and spiritually rich, striving toward honesty and understanding, The More Extravagant Feast is an extraordinary book of awareness of our dependency on ecological systems—seen and unseen.