Joseph Bathanti

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Date of Birth July 20, 1953
Place of Birth Pennsylvania
Age 67 years old
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Joseph Bathanti is an American poet, novelist and professor. He was named by Governor Bev Perdue as the seventh North Carolina Poet Laureate, 2012–2014.

Born: Jul 20, 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Poet, novelist, professor
Alma mater: University of Pittsburgh, BA
Notable awards: North Carolina Poet Laureate
Spouse: Joan
Children: 2

About Joseph Bathanti

American poet and author known for Land of Amnesia, The Feast of All Saints, and other works. Also a college professor, he taught creative writing at North Carolina's Appalachian State University.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Pittsburgh and, upon graduation, began working for the North Carolina prison service branch of the Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) program.


He worked for the North Carolina Visiting Artist Program in the 1980s.

Family Life

He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He married Joan Bathanti, with whom he had two children.


In 2012 he became the Poet Laureate of North Carolina, a position that poet Fred Chappell had previously held.

Information related to Joseph Bathanti

  • Appalachian State University faculty
  • Poets Laureate of North Carolina
  • Poets from North Carolina
  • Poets from Pennsylvania
  • Writers from North Carolina
  • University of Pittsburgh alumni
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Latest information about Joseph Bathanti updated on January 16, 2021.

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