Detroit’s Poet Laureate Naomi Long Madgett at the Virgil Carr Center

Detroit’s Poet Laureate Naomi Long Madgett at the Virgil Carr Center

A Women’s History Month Poetry Reading
Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 3pm

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Detroit’s Poet Laureate Naomi Long Madgett, Poets Hilda Vest and Marilynn Rashid will read. In addition, Melba Joyce Boyd will perform her poetry in concert with jazz bassist, Marion Hayden. The event is co-sponsored by the Arts League of Michigan and Wayne State University’s Department of Africana Studies. It is free and open to the public.

Naomi Long Madgett is Detroit’s second poet laureate and winner of several awards including the Governor of Michigan’s Artist Award. She is the author of nine books of poetry and the memoir, Pilgrim Journey. She is the founder and editor of Lotus Press, and editor of Adam of Ife: Poetry In Praise of Black Men.

Authors will be available for a book signing after the reading. For more information call: 313-965-8430 or 313-577-2321.

Virgil Carr Center
311 E. Grand River
Detroit, MI