Saturday, December 14, 2019

The year in African American poetry, 2019

Alright, here we go, a partial list of publications and news items related to African American poets and poetry that caught my attention this past year.

• February: Dawn Lundy Martin wins the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.
• April: Tracy K. Smith receives an Anisfield-Wolf Award for Wade in the Water.
• April: Sonia Sanchez receives an Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award.
• April: Cyrus Cassells, Camille T. Dungy, Robin Coste Lewis, and Shane McCrae receive Guggenheim fellowships.
• April: Carl Phillips wins Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Wild is the Wind: Poems.
• April: Dante Micheaux wins the Four Quartets Prize for Circus.
• May: Marilyn Nelson awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
• September: Rita Dove wins Wallace Stevens award.
• September: Kyle Dargan wins the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

Select volumes of poetry published in 2019:
A Fortune for Your Disaster by Hanif Abdurraqib
The Tradition by Jericho Brown
Felon: Poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts
Crossfire: A Litany for Survival by Staceyann Chin
I: New and Selected Poems by Toi Derricotte
1919 by Eve L. Ewing
& More Black by T’ai Freedom Ford
A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing by DaMaris Hill
Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman Edited by Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, and Tate Swindell
The Gilded Auction Block by Shane McCrae
All That Beauty by Fred Moten
I Shimmer Sometimes, Too by Porsha Olayiwola
Magical Negro by Morgan Parker
Library of Small Catastrophes by Alison C. Rollins
Heed the Hollow: Poems by Malcolm Tariq
The Collected Poems of Lorenzo Thomas edited by Aldon Nielsen and Laura Vrana

Year in African American poetry entries
A roundup of poetry volumes, 2010 - 2019

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