Naomi Long Madgett

Title: Professor Emeritus

Company: Eastern Michigan University

Location: Ypsilanti, MI United States

Achievements:

  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Honoree, Named Poet Laureate, City of Detroit (2001-Present)
  • Recipient, Living Legacy Award, ASALH (2013)
  • Recipient, Kresge Eminent Artist Award (2012)
  • Recipient, Literary Lotus Award (2010)
  • Recipient, First Annual Inside Out Literary Legacy Award (2010)
  • Recipient, Book Woman Award, National Book Association (2009)
  • Recipient, Creative Scholarship Award, College Language Association (2007)
  • Recipient, Mayor’s Award of Literary Excellence (2005)
  • Honoree, Named One of 23 Enterprising Women, Detroit Historical Society (2004)
  • Honoree, Bronze Bust Created by Artis Lane, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (2004)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing, Chicago State University (2003)
  • Recipient, Alain Locke Award, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Friends of African And African American Art (2003)
  • Inductee, Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame (2002)
  • Inductee, National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, Chicago State University (1999)
  • Inductee, Sumner High School Hall of Fame, St. Louis (1997)
  • Recipient, George Kent Award (1995)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Furious Flower (1994)
  • Eponym, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award Named For Her (1993)
  • Recipient, American Book Award (1993)
  • Recipient, Michigan Artist Award (1993)
  • Recipient, Creative Contributors Award, Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing, Chicago State University (1993)
  • Honoree, Black Scholar Award of Excellence (1992)
  • Recipient, Arts Foundation of Michigan Award (1990)
  • Recipient, Creative Achievement Award, College Language Association (1988)
  • Recipient, Creative Artist Award, Michigan Council for the Arts (1987)
  • Recipient, Robert Hayden Runagate Award (1985)
  • Recipient, Arts Achievement Award, Wayne State University (1985)
  • Recipient, Award, National Coalition of 100 Black Women (1984)
  • Recipient, Award, Black Caucus, NCTE (1984)
  • Recipient, Award, The Links, Inc. – Chesapeake-Virginia Beach Chapter (1981)
  • Recipient, Josephine Nevins Keal Award (1979)
  • Recipient, Distinguished English Teacher of the Year Award (1967)
  • Honoree, Mott Fellow in English (1965)
  • Recipient, Esther R. Beer Poetry Award, National Writers Club (1957)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America (1992-2014, 2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the Midwest (2000-2015)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women (2002-2006, 2008, 2010)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World (2005-2008)

Designations:

  • Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Michigan State University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, International Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Wayne State University
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Loyola University
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Siena Heights University
  • Master of Education, Wayne State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Virginia State University

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