Kurtis Lamkin, Patricia Smith, & Cornelius Eady at Poetry@Tech, April 2014
Thomas Lux, Inaugural Bourne Chair in Poetry, 2001-17
Billy Collins, US Poet Laureate 2001-03, & Tyehimba Jess, Pulitzer Prize Winner 2017 at Poetry@Tech, September 2017
Esteemed poets from US and Belarus at the virtual International Poetry & Translation Festival (18 Mar 2021)
Vijay Seshadri reads at Poetry@TECH, 20 February, 2018
Kaveh Akbar presenting a craft lecture on 22 February 2020
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. Founded in 2001 under the leadership of acclaimed poet Thomas Lux, 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 communities across Georgia.
Each year, Poetry@Tech organizes programs to promote poetry and poetics. Our acclaimed poetry reading series has introduced audiences to hundreds of 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.
Check out our upcoming events and videos of all our past poetry readings. We also offer courses in poetry and creative writing at Georgia Tech. Follow us on social media via Twitter (@poet_tech) and Instagram (@poetryattech)
All our events are free to attend and, unless specified, open to the public.
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Poetry@TECH Fall 2021 Events announced
We at Poetry@TECH are excited to announce our Poetry@TECH events for the Fall 2021 season!
We hope to be back to live events in the Spring, but for now, we continue to be safe and responsible in light of the pandemic by hosting our events virtually. We're so excited to bring to you a semester of beautiful poetry, hosted virtually to share with the world. Please join us for three beautiful events of poetry, and four workshops, all of them free, open to the public and, in the case of our readings, requiring no RSVP or sign-up at all.
Check out our EVENTS page for more details about the events.
Fall 2021 Poetry Readings
Thursday, 9 September, 2021, 7 pm ET
The 20th Bourne Poetry Reading
with Chen Chen, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Kenneth Knoespel
Thursday, 21 October, 2021, 7 pm ET
An Evening of Poetry
with Eleanor Wilner, Afaa Michael Weaver, and Erika Meitner
Thursday, 18 November, 2021, 7 pm ET
Chinese Poetry Reading
with Ming Di, Zhou Xiaojing, and Zheng Xiaoqiong
Fall 2021 Poetry Workshops
Saturday, 2 October, 2021, 2 - 5 pm ET
Repetition, Variation, Migration: A Generative Poetry Workshop
with Chen Chen
Saturday, 6 November, 2021, 2 - 5 pm ET
A Workshop on Poetry in Translation
with Ming Di
Saturday, 13 November, 2021, 2 - 5 pm ET
Perfecting the Manuscript, Publishing the Book: A Workshop for Poets
with Kristina Marie Darling
Saturday, 4 December, 2021, 2 - 5 pm ET
A Workshop for Immigrant/Refugee Poets
with Carolina Ebeid
Ilya Kaminsky Honored
Ilya Kaminsky, the Bourne Chair of Poetry at Georgia Tech, has been honored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, being named as one of 34 recipients of the "Great Immigrants, Great Americans" for 2021.
Terminus special issue
On the occasion of the Atlanta International Poetry and Translation Festival, featuring poets from Belarus, we present a special issue of Terminus, featuring poems and translations by renowned poets from USA and Belarus.