Naomi Long Magett: Godmother Of African-American Poetry

Her career as a poet began at age seven. At fifteen, she met Langston Hughes, and published her first book of poetry at age seventeen. Her contributions to American literature, combined with her influence in metropolitan Detroit and throughout the nation, inspired and assisted a legion of African American poets.


Alabama Centennial and Midway - Civil Rights Poems of Naomi Long Madgett.
Monumental Mothers - Detroit Poet Laureate, Naomi Long Madgett, reads a couple of her poems at a meeting of The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers.
Naomi Long Madgett Remembers Langston Hughes - In addition to the 3-minute video recording of her recollections of the great poet, this site has many other video recordings of oral history interviews with Naomi Long Madgett, covering her life and career as a poet. On the same page, enjoy her recitation of her poem, Connected Islands.
Naomi Long Madgett - Profile of the 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist.
Naomi Long Madgett publications - Detailed overview of Naomi Long Madgett's publications and life as a writer.
A Talk With Naomi - A lengthy interview with Naomi Long Madgett, broken into four bit-size recordings, covering her highly productive life…from her growing-up years in East Orange, New Jersey, to her tenure as Detroit’s Poet Laureate.
Star By Star - You can also watch the trailer of an 82-minute documentary about the life of Naomi Long Madgett.