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Between The Sheets with Guest Naomi Long Madgett

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Join Billy Burgos as he talks to Naomi Long Madgett bout Lotus Press

Detroit Poet Laureate Naomi Long Madgett has been well recognized for her contributions as poet, publisher/editor, and educator. She is author of nine books of poems, the first published when she was only seventeen years old. Her early out-of-print books are now available from Michigan State University Press under the title, Remembrances of Spring: Collected Poems. Among her most recent books of poems, all available from Lotus Press, Inc., are Octavia: Guthrie and Beyond and Connected Islands: New and Selected Poems. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and 185 anthologies, both here and in Europe. Octavia and Other Poems (Third World Press) was co-winner of the Creative Achievement Award (College Language Association) and was made required reading in all the public high schools in Detroit. It was also the basis of a documentary film, A Poet's Voice (Vander Films), which won the Gold Apple Award of Excellence from the National Educational Media Network. Naomi published her autobiography, Pilgrim Journey, in 2006. She is editor of two anthologies, including the groundbreaking Adam of Ife: Black Women in Praise of Black Men