In 1997, Detroit filmmaker Kathy Vander directed and produced a film that combines Naomi Long Madgett’s poetry about her Aunt Octavia and an artistic response by Detroit area painters. The result is this beautifully photographed and produced film A Poet’s Voice, based on Dr. Madgett’s Octavia and Other Poems, which is no longer in print.  (It was succeeded by Octavia: Guthrie and Beyond, which is still available from Lotus Press.)

You can download a trailer for Kathy Vander’s film…and why not order a copy, too?

Kathy Vander’s film about Naomi

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