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Madgett, Naomi Long

MADGETT, Naomi Long

MADGETT, Naomi Long. Also writes as Naomi Cornelia Long, Naomi Long Witherspoon. American, b. 1923. Genres: Poetry. Career: Author and educator. Michigan Chronicle, staff writer, 1946-47; Michigan Bell Telephone Co., service representative, 1948-54; Detroit Public Schools, teacher, 1955-65, 1966-68; Oakland University, Rochester, MI, research associate, 1965-66; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, associate professor, 1968-73, professor, 1973-84, professor emeritus of English, 1984-. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, lecturer, 1970; Lotus Press, publisher and editor, 1974-; Michigan State University Press, senior poetry editor, 1993-98. Detroit poet laureate, 2001-. Publications: (as Naomi Cornelia Long) Songs to a Phantom Nightingale, 1941; One and the Many, 1956; Star by Star, 1965, 1970; Pink Ladies in the Afternoon, 1972; Deep Rivers (teachers' guide), 1974; Exits and Entrances, 1978; A Student's Guide to Creative Writing, 1980; Phantom Nightingale: Juvenilia, 1981; (ed.) A Milestone Sampler: 15th Anniversary Anthology, 1988; Octavia and Other Poems, 1988; (ed.) Adam of Ife: Black Women in Praise of Black Men, 1992; Remembrances of Spring: Collected Early Poems, 1993; Octavia: Guthrie and Beyond, 2002. Wrote as Naomi Long Witherspoon, 1946-54. Address: 18080 Santa Barbara Dr, Detroit, MI 48221, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]

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