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House and Home

Sheri Flowers Anderson

A collection of poems that intensely explore the beauty and wisdom to be found in what we commonly call "everyday" encounters, relationships, occurrences, and spaces.

Published: February 2023
ISBN: 9780940713307

Body Not My Own

Tanque R. Jones

A collection of tightly crafted poems of intense imagery, sharp cadence, and poignant emotional resonance, representing the African American experience of enslavement in the United States.

Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780940713291


Jessica Lanay

Exploring the will to survive the existential disorientation and emotional loss resulting from fractured relationships with lovers and kin.

Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780940713284

Blues Legacy

Jacquese Armstrong

Blues Legacy is a collection of exquisitely crafted poems in which the blues and other forms of African American music serve as metaphors representing the spirit of determination and perseverance that characterizes African American culture.

Published: February 2019
ISBN: 9780940713277

Broad Sympathies in a Narrow World

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

Dr. Sandra Staton-Taiwo

A colllection of poetic reflections on the public and private life of an American intellectual giant.

Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780940713260


Poems by Malaika Favorite

A collection of brilliantly crafted poems with intense imagery and cadence, representing the African American experience of enslavement and the author’s rootedness in the folkways and history of African Americans in Louisiana.

Published: February 2016
ISBN: 9780940713239


R. Flowers Rivera

Collection of poems by R. Flowers Rivera, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry award winner.

Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780979750991

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Poems by Austin Alexis

An emotionally and intellectually stimulating first book from Austin Alexis.

Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780979750984

What Keeps Me Sane

Poems by Esperanza Cintrón

A new collection of poetry that introduces four women on the brink.

Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780979750977

The Dropped Hand

Terry Blackhawk

The Dropped Hand is an attempt to create poetry that lives in the face of loss.

Published: January 2012
ISBN: 9780979750946

Three Birds Deep

Poems by Sheila Carter-Jones

This is lyric poetry using words and phrases in a very creative and original way.

Published: January 2012
ISBN: 9780979750953


A Vexation

Carmen Gillespie

Winner of the 2011 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award.

Published: January 2011
ISBN: 9780979750939

Solitude of Five Black Moons

Aurora Harris

Collection of poems by Aurora Harris giving voices to those who are marginalized or oppressed.

Published: January 2011
ISBN: 9780940713215

Home Sweet Sanctuary

Idlewild Families Celebrate a Century

Gloria House

A cultural study of the remarkable community of Idlewild, an African American resort in northern Michigan.

Published: January 2011
ISBN: 9780940713222

Chronicles of the Pig & Other Delusions

Edward Bruce Bynum

A highly original collection of poetry from Edward Bruce Bynum.

Published: January 2010
ISBN: 9780979750922

Troubled Tongues

Crystal Williams

2006 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award winning collection.

Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780979750915


By Remica L. Bingham

2007 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry award winning collection.

Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780916418984

Pilgrim Journey

Naomi Long Madgett

The intimate and detailed autobiography of Naomi Long Madgett, award-winning poet and poet laureate of Detroit.

Published: May 2006
ISBN: 9780916418977

Adam of Ifé

Black Women in Praise of Black Men

By Naomi Long Madgett

Collection of poetry from Lotus Press.

Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780916418809

Connected Islands

New and Selected Poems

By Naomi Long Madgett

A collection of poems that focus on the contrast between individual and common experience.

Published: January 2004
ISBN: 9780916418946