Category Archives: Madgett (Naomi Long)

The City on the Hill Requires Climbing

Amanda’s Gorman’s “Hill We Climb” provides an African American slant to Winthrop’s “city on a hill” image.

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Mountains Loom and I Won’t Stop Now

Naomi Long Madget has just died at 97. Her poem “Midway” continues to inspire.

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