The Ones We Have by Leah Naomi Green is a fine chapbook published in 2012 by Flying Trout Press. Leah teaches at Washington & Lee University, and she’s going to be reading tonight at SWAG Writers’ annual Poetry Month reading here in Staunton. (Also, we read together a couple of months ago down in Roanoke, which is where I picked up a copy of this book.)
Here’s an excerpt from “Kaddish”
My father had grass in his pockets
at my cousin’s bar mitzvah,
torn from the ground
near his father’s grave and brought with,
his own flesh, formed from flesh, not symbol enough.