POETRY at TECH became a reality with the creation of the Margaret T. and Henry C. Bourne, Jr. Chair in Poetry, held by nationally-acclaimed poet Thomas Lux, and the H. Bruce McEver Visiting Chair in Writing.
With visionary gifts to the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, and the Ivan Allen College, Henry C. Bourne, Jr. and H. Bruce McEver ensure that in a highly specialized and technological environment, students' aptitudes in the humanities are nurtured and supported as a foundation for life-long learning.
In addition to poetry classes on campus, Thomas Lux will bring the finest names in poetry to Atlanta from within Georgia, all over the United States, and abroad, reaching well beyond the traditional notion of what a poem is and well beyond the expected audience for poetry.
For more information about POETRY at TECH, email Travis Denton travis.denton [at] lcc.gatech.edu
It will always be our goal to bring poetry to as wide an audience as possible, to recognize poetry for its possibilities in all our lives, and to recognize those involved in the craft of writing poetry — poets as well as spoken word performers, whether accomplished, rising, or beginning — for the artists they are.