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

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

BelarUS summit screengrab

Esteemed poets from US and Belarus at the virtual International Poetry & Translation Festival (18 Mar 2021)

Vijay Seshadri

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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Terminus Magazine

Terminus 14 cover


Terminus is Poetry@Tech's annual print journal, featuring new work from renowned poets.

Learn more about Terminus and order back issues on the Terminus web page.






Upcoming Events

April National Poetry Month Events

Poetry@Tech: Then & Now

Victoria Chang and Travis Denton
hosted by 
Wayne Clough and Bruce McEver

Thursday, April 4, 2024   |   6 - 8 pm EDT   |   In-person event
Imperial Ballroom at The Biltmore Ballrooms
Free & open to public   |    RSVP required

Poetry Performance Workshop

with Sam Sax

Thursday, April 18, 2024   |   11:00 am ET   |   In-person event
Ferst Center for the Arts Lobby
Free & open to public   |    No RSVP required

The Spring Poetry Reading

Carl Phillips, Sam Sax, and Jessica Tanck

Thursday, April 18, 2024
7:00 pm ET
Reception Begins at 6:00 pm ET

In-person event
Cypress Room, Georgia Tech Student Center,
Free & open to public   |    No RSVP required

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