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Joseph Bathanti

Joseph Bathanti grew up in Pittsburgh and came to North Carolina in 1976 as a VISTA volunteer to work in the state's prison system. He is the author of four books of poetry, the most recent of which, This Metal, was nominated for the National Book Award, as well as two novels, East Liberty and Coventry, for which he received the 2006 Novello Literary Award. The recipient of numerous other honors, among them the Linda Flowers Prize, the Sara Henderson Hay Prize, and the Sherwood Anderson Award,...See more