Governor Beverly Purdue named Joseph Bathanti as new North Carolina Poet Laureate.
From a press release issued by the North Carolina Arts Council, Governor Purdue is quoted as saying, “Joseph Bathanti is an award-winning poet and novelist with a robust commitment to social causes. He first came to North Carolina to work in the VISTA program and has taught writing workshops in prisons for 35 years. As North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate, he plans to work with veterans to share their stories through poetry—a valuable and generous project.”
Writers Circle congratulates Joseph Bathanti.
Visit Press 53 to order a package of his poetry books along with one by the former Poet Laureate, Cathy Smith Bowers.