• November: John Keene wins National Book Award for Poetry.
• September: Marilyn Nelson wins Wallace Stevens Award.
• September: Jericho Brown wins an Academy of American Poets Fellowship.
• September: 11 poets, including Rita Dove, Nikki Giovanni, Angela Jackson, Haki Madhubuti, and Sonia Sanchez, receive Ruth Poetry Prizes.
• September: Ariana Benson wins the Cave Canem Poetry Prize.
• September: Diamond Forde and Alan Pelaez Lopez earn Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellows.
• April: Sonia Sanchez wins the Jackson Poetry Prize.
• April: Yona Harvey wins Guggenheim Fellowship.
Volumes of Poetry
• Cain Named the Animal: Poems by Shane McCrae
• Marrow: Poems by Darlene Anita Scott
• Unraveling by Brandon Leake
• More than Meat and Raiment: Poems by Angela Jackson
• Then the War: And Selected Poems, 2007-2020 by Carl Phillips
• Concentrate by Courtney Faye Taylor
• The Gleaming of the Blade by Christian J. Collier
• The Study of Human Life by Joshua Bennett
• The Shared World: Poems by Vievee Francis