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Published on Aug 30, 2012
Joseph Bathanti, professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University, where he is also Director of Writing in the Field and Writer-in-Residence in the University's Watauga Global Community, is North Carolina's seventh poet laureate. In this video, he talks about his upbringing in Pittsburgh, his work with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) which brought him to North Carolina in 1976, teaching at Central Piedmont Community College, participating in the N.C. Arts Council's Visiting Artist Program, and how poetry has changed his life.