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032013Spotlight_BathantiJoseph Bathanti, the state’s poet laureate, will appear at the Hodges Reading Room in Jackson Library 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.

Bathanti has 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,” Governor Bev Perdue said in announcing the selection last fall. “As North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate he plans to work with veterans to share their stories through poetry — a valuable and generous project.”

More information is at http://uncgfol.blogspot.com/2013/02/nc-poet-laureate-joeph-bathanti-visits.html

 
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