Some events in African American poetry in 2012
January - Elizabeth Alexander begins her "twitter poem project."
January - Natasha Trethewey named poet laureate of Mississippi.
January - Marilyn Nelson awarded the Robert Frost Medal.
January - Paperback edition of Evie Shockley's the new black (Wesleyan Poetry Series) is published.
February - Richard Wright's Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon (Arcade Publishing) is published.
February - The Dark Room Collective Reunion Tour facebook page is launched.
March - Kevin Young's book of prose The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness (Graywolf Press) is published.
April - Dark Room Collective reunion reading is held at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.
April - Tracy K. Smith awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her volume Life on Mars.
May - Dark Room Collective reunion reading is sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. [More info. here.]
June - Natasha Trethewey named 19th U.S. poet laureate.
The Year in African American Poetry: 2011
A Timeline of African American Poetry