Joseph Bathanti http://wunc.org en North Carolina's Poet Laureate http://wunc.org/post/north-carolinas-poet-laureate <p><a href="http://english.appstate.edu/profile/136" target="_blank">Joseph Bathanti</a> was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He even went to college and graduate school there. So it's a testament to his passion for North Carolina that he was just announced as the<a href="http://www.ncarts.org/poet_laureate.cfm" target="_blank"> Tar Heel state's newest poet laureate</a>. Bathanti came to North Carolina in the late 1970s to be a VISTA volunteer. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:02:00 +0000 Susan Davis & Frank Stasio 3773 at http://wunc.org North Carolina's Poet Laureate