Naomi Long Madgett, a 2002 Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Honoree, has been a poet for most of her life and was founder, editor, and publisher of Lotus Press, Inc. She was awarded the 1993 American Book Award and the 1993 Michigan Governor's Artists Award. Remembrances of Spring is intended to commemorate her work and remind us, once again, that she possesses her own, powerful poetic voice, it is also a thought-provoking retrospective examination of the intellect of a woman whose verses touch the deepest parts of our imaginations. This work is a collection of poems previously published in three separate works.
Naomi Long Madgett published her first book of poems at the age of 15 and began her working career in Detroit, Michigan, where she took a job at the Michigan Chronicle. She published her second book of poetry in 1956, then taught in the Detroit School system for 13 years before being hired at Eastern Michigan University in 1968, where she was a professor of English until 1984. In 1972 she was a founding member of the collective which launched the Lotus Press.