Poems for MIT Students is a poetry competition and publication. We solicited poems about the MIT student experience-- by students, for students. There were $600 in cash prizes for the top poems, plus 21 poems were selected to be published in a small chapbook distributed for free to graduating seniors at commencement. The poems are an attempt to express and interpret, peer to peer, the years spent at MIT.


Download the Publication:

Poems for MIT Students
- for reading on your computer (.pdf)

Poems for MIT Students
- for printing your own chapbook (.pdf)

You can take the .pdf above to CopyTech and ask to have it printed with a color, cardstock cover and bound with a saddle stitch, which is how we printed the versions given to seniors. Depending on the choices you make, it will cost between $1 and $3.


If you're interested in making this happen again, email poemsformitstudents@mit.edu.