naomi long madgett http://michiganradio.org en Naomi Long Madgett, awarded 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist http://michiganradio.org/post/naomi-long-madgett-awarded-2012-kresge-eminent-artist <p><em>Listen to the interview.</em></p><p>The 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist Award goes to Naomi Long Madgett.</p><p>She&rsquo;s an award winning poet, editor, and educator. She&rsquo;s often called the godmother of African-American poetry.</p><p>Dr. Madgett says the award came as a complete surprise because she didn&rsquo;t even know she was being considered for the award.</p><p>&ldquo;So it means a great deal to me that I can be alive to realize that my life&rsquo;s work has had some positive effect on other people&rsquo;s lives,&rdquo; she tell Michigan Radio&rsquo;s Jennifer White.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:27:39 +0000 Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer White 6199 at http://michiganradio.org Naomi Long Madgett, awarded 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist