30 Aug 2021 - Poetry@TECH Fall 2021 events list announced
Dear Friends of P@T,
What a long, strange year-and-a-half it's been!
When we moved our 2020-21 poetry events to a virtual format, it was with a not-insignificant amount of trepidation. Would a virtual format work? Could we still have the energy of a live poetry reading? Would our audience find it convenient to attend and interact with our poets? In short, could Poetry@TECH survive as a virtual presence?
Why were we even worried?
Over the past year, alongside our regular workshop groups, we hosted no fewer than six (yes, SIX!) powerful readings from poets around the world and three craft workshops of the highest caliber led by the incomparably generous Maggie Smith and our Georgia Tech poets, Ilya Kaminsky and Travis Denton - all hosted virtually over Bluejeans.
We celebrated the release of Chioma Urama's debut collection of generation-spanning poems, watched German poets and American poets converse in our first ever International Poetry and Translation Festival, and listened in awed silence as Belarusian poets fighting oppression and unlawful detention shared their voices with us. We remember Danez Smith bringing an audience of over 400 people to tears with their reading of 'Litany with Blood All Over', after which Ross Gay delighted us with a catalog of unabashed gratitude.
Our audience grew manifold. We had poetry afficionados join us not just from Georgia, or even the US, but from around the world -- Singapore, Japan, Peru, Pakistan, India, Russia, Belarus, Korea; people who woke up earlier than anyone ought to, or stayed up through the night to become a part of the Poetry@TECH!
In a year whose raison d'être seemed to be chaos and anxiety, when humanity as a whole appeared stop-still and yet also to careen downhill under the treacherous gravity of circumstance, poetry became our small foxhole of refuge, and you, our friends and generous partners, beacons of light in a dark cave. 'Thank you' is a wholly inadequate phrase to describe our gratitude for your love and your presence.
Together, we continue. And endure. And--to paraphrase Maya Angelou--we rise.
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 by hosting our events virtually. We're so excited to bring to you a Fall semester of beautiful poetry. Please join us for three poetry readings and four workshops, all free and open to the public.
We hope to see you and yours there! We'll be posting more information about each event as the date nears. Meanwhile, check out our EVENTS page to see who's reading this fall at P@T.
Let us know if you have any questions at all.
Only Good Things,
Fall 2021 Poetry@TECH Events
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
The Atlanta International Poetry Festival: An evening of Chinese Poetry and Translation
with Ming Di, Zhou XIaojing, and Zheng Xiaoqiong
Saturday, 2 October, 2021, 2 - 5 pm ET
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
17 Mar 2021 - Terminus Special Translation Issue Released
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.
20 Jan 2021 - Spring 2021 P@T Readings - lineup announced
Dear Friends of P@T--
We are excited to announce the Spring 2021 lineup of readings at Poetry@Tech.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the readings in the 2020-21 Poetry@Tech season are virtual. While this means we cannot enjoy your company in person, it also means each of you can attend the events from the comfort of your homes.
The Fall 2020 semester was our first attempt at hosting virtual events, and we are glad to report that these were resounding successes, with over 200 attendees at each of our events.
We are excited to see you all at our Spring virtual readings. We have a wonderful line-up of Spring poets - Natalie Diaz, Maggie Smith, Arthur Sze, Chioma Urama, and other wonderful poets. We are also proud to host the 2nd edition of the Poetry & Translation Summit, this time bringing together in conversation incredible poets from Belarussia and the US.
Check out our EVENTS page to see who's reading this Spring at P@T.
28 Oct 2020 - Terminus special issue released
On the occasion of the Atlanta Poetry Festival and Translation Summit, we present a special issue of Terminus, featuring poems and translations by renowned poets from USA and Germany.
This issue showcases poetry-in-translation at its finest, and is available for free online viewing at https://online.fliphtml5.com/gexnc/erwq/#p=1. Read more about this issue on our Terminus home page.
Poetry@TECH Fall 2020 reading lineup announced
Dear Friends of P@T--
Hope you and yours are well and thriving. Ilya and I are excited to announce the Fall 2020 lineup of readings at Poetry@Tech. This season will be the first in nearly twenty years where we will not be able to come together in person for the events, but we're excited about seeing you at each of our virtual readings. We'll be posting the links to each event as the date nears. But for now, check out our EVENTS page to see who's reading this fall at P@T.
Just let me know if you have any questions at all.
Only Good Things,
Travis & Ilya
April 9, 2020 Bourne Poetry Reading canceled due to COVID-19 lockdown
We love poetry, and we're thankful for you--our dedicated audience of Georgia Tech students, faculty, and community members, but your health and safety is of the greatest importance to us. With that in mind, we've canceled the April 9, 2020 Bourne Poetry Reading. Right now, we're continuing to put together the 2020-21 season of Poetry@TECH, which we hope to announce before long, so please check back here for more news to come.
In the meantime, take care of yourselves and each other. And do keep in touch!
Only Good Things Always,
Travis & Ilya
21 Feb 2020 - Poetry Workshop with Kaveh Akbar
Friday morning February 21, at 11 am in Skiles, Room 10. (This is of course in addition to his craft talk and generative workshop which is scheduled for Saturday February 22 at 10:30am.) This Friday workshop will be a great opportunity to workshop poems in a small group setting with Kaveh
10 Nov 2017 - Terminus Issue 14
Issue 14, featuring Billy Collins, Victoria Chang, Stuart Dischell, Matt Hart, Tyehimba Jess, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and more has been released. Get your copy, as well as all back issues on Amazon.com.
We are also excited to welcome Elena Karina Byrne as our West Coast/LA Poetry Curator, and Ilya Kaminsky as International Editor.
4 Jul 2021 - Ilya Kaminsky Honored
4 July, 2021
Ilya Kaminsky, the Bourne Chair of Poetry at Georgia Tech, has been honored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, being named as a recipient of the "Great Immigrants, Great Americans" for 2021. Ilya is one of 34 honorees for 2021, a group that includes Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, comedian and television host John Oliver, famed Olympic gymnast Olga Korbut, and legendary Oscar-winning actress, Helen Mirren
Every Fourth of July, Carnegie Corporation of New York honors the legacy of Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant, by recognizing an extraordinary group of immigrants who have made notable contributions to the progress of American society. In awarding this honor, the Carnegie Corporation states:
"In his poems and translations, Ilya Kaminsky brilliantly wields language to create art, transport his readers, and question the world around us."
13 Apr 2021 - Poetry@Tech and Travis Denton featured in the AJC
13 April, 2021
Travis Denton was featured in The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) as part of National Poetry Month. Travis sharing information about his work sharing poetry with the Atlanta community as part of the Poetry@Tech program.
4 Nov 2019 - Georgia Tech News: "Poetry@Tech Works to Increase Diversity in Literary Criticism, Publishing "
4 November, 2019
Poetry@TECH's Emerging Critics workshop was featured on Georgia Tech News.
Internationally acclaimed poets and poetry critics will take part in the Georgia Institute of Technology launch of a national program designed to increase diversity among critics, writers whose reviews can help or hinder a poet’s career.
The “Emerging Critics” workshop, scheduled Nov. 4-6 at Georgia Tech, ...
10 Nov 2018 - Poetry@TECH featured in Technique
10 November, 2018
Poetry@TECH was featured in The Technique, Georgia Tech's official student newspaper.