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2022 Guidelines for the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

Winning Manuscript Announced Summer 2022 Book Published Winter 2023 This competition is open to African American poets only. If you have already had a book published by Lotus Press or Broadside Press, you are ineligible. However, inclusion in a Lotus Press or Broadside Press anthology does not disqualify you. Any other serious African American poet, […]

Broadside Lotus Press announces February 2020 release of amphibian by Jessica Lanay

Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award 2020 …a daughter’s odyssey through a web of fractured relationships with lovers and kin… a spirit determined to survive…. Jessica Lanay holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her poetry has appeared […]

New Book Just Out: 2019 NLM Poetry Award Winner Jacquese Armstrong

Jacquese Armstrong is a poet/writer residing in Central New Jersey. Her first poetry chapbook, dance of the shadows, was released June 2017. She has been published in For Harriet, A Gathering of the Tribes, The Rising Phoenix Review, Black Magnolias Literary Journal and Ourselves/Black. Ms. Armstrong was a 2015 recipient of the Ambassador Award from […]

Broadside Lotus Press Poets Theatre

The Dudley Randall Print and Media Center, and, Broadside Lotus Press Presents   BROADSIDE LOTUS PRESS POETS THEATER Broadside Lotus Press resumes its poetry writing workshops before our Sunday Poets Theater every third Sunday of the month. We will be examining and discussing the work of our published poets, your poems, and, writing poetry.   TIME: 3:00 […]

Naomi Long Madgett awarded 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist

The 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist Award goes to Naomi Long Madgett. She’s an award winning poet, editor, and educator. She’s often called the godmother of African-American poetry. Dr. Madgett says the award came as a complete surprise because she didn’t even know she was being considered for the award. “So it means a great deal […]

5 Poems by Etheridge Knight

“What I am saying is that through extension we are humanists in the beginning, but how are you going to love or speak to somebody else if you can’t speak to your own brothers and sisters?” – Etheridge Knight