SEDALIA, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina poet laureate Joseph Bathanti will read from his works and speak about his experiences during an event at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum.
Bathanti is scheduled to speak at 6 p.m. Thursday at the museum in Sedalia. The event is free.
Bathanti is a native of Pittsburgh who came to North Carolina in 1976 as a VISTA volunteer to work with prison inmates. He's a professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University in Boone.
He's the author of seven books of poetry, including "This Metal," which was nominated for the National Book Award. His new book of poems, "Concertina," will be published by Mercer University Press. He's also written novels, nonfiction, short stories and personal essays.