Poetry@TECH’s mission is to share the craft and the beauty of poetry with the community -- students, faculty, and staff of Georgia Tech, the state of Georgia, the US, and the world -- by providing a program that hinges on diversity, and is focused on community building through the arts.


Kurtis Lamkin, Patricia Smith, & Cornelius Eady at Poetry@Tech, April 2014

Billy Collins, US Poet Laureate 2001-03, & Tyehimba Jess, Pulitzer Prize Winner 2017 at Poetry@Tech, September 2017

Thomas Lux, Inaugural Bourne Chair in Poetry, 2001-17

Kaveh Akbar presenting a craft lecture on 22 February 2020

Vijay Seshadri

Vijay Seshadri reads at Poetry@TECH, 20 February, 2018

Linda Gregerson reads at Poetry@Tech, October 2015

Richard Blanco, Poet & Civil Engineer, Reading at Poetry@Tech, September 2014

Dr. Wayne Clough Discussing Thomas Lux at Lux’s Tribute Event, April 2017

      Poetry@TECH is one of the most well-known poetry organizations in the country. Our mission is to bring high-profile and celebrated poets, as well as new and exciting voices, to Atlanta, and to share the art of poetry with Georgia Tech students and the communities across Georgia.

      Each year, Poetry@TECH organizes programs to promote poetry and poetics. Our acclaimed poetry reading series introduces Atlanta and Georgia audiences to many legendary poets and critics, including Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners, MacArthur 'Genius' Grant recipients, and other beloved authors. We also host workshops, craft talks, conversations about poetry, Atlanta-wide poetry festivals, poet-in-school programs, and other activities.

      All our events are free to attend and, unless specified, open to the public.

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Terminus Magazine

      Terminus is Poetry@TECH's annual print anthology, featuring new work from renowned poets. Learn more about Terminus and order back issues on the Terminus web page.

Upcoming Events

An Evening of Poetry
featuring JC Reilly & Victoria Chang

19 November 2020     |     7 pm EST
Virtual Event - Free to attend, no RSVP




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Terminus Special Issue
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Terminus special issue

Thank you for joining us at the culminating event of the Atlanta Poetry Festival and Translation Summit. We had nearly 200 attendees from US, UK, Germany, Peru, Singapore... well, from all around the world.

We will share a recording of the event video soon. You can read work and translations from our featured poets on the latest special issue of Terminus Magazine, available for free, online reading at https://online.fliphtml5.com/gexnc/erwq/#p=1. For more information about the event, and bios of the featured poets, click the link below:

Event Information Terminus: VERSschmuggel issue