Saturday, April 28, 2018

Distinguished Poets Series Will Feature Joseph Bathanti and Jill Bialosky

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Joseph Bathanti & Jill Bialosky will be the featured poets as part of the Distinguished Poets Series at the Poetry Center at PCCC.

Joseph Bathanti is former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012-14) and recipient of the 2016 North Carolina Award for Literature. He is author of 10 books of poetry, including The 13th Sunday after Pentecost (LSU, 2016). His books of fiction are East Liberty, Coventry, The High Heart, and The Life of the World to Come. His recent book of personal essays, Half of What I Say Is Meaningless, is the winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction. Bathanti is Professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian State University, in North Carolina, and Writer-in-Residence in the University’s Watauga Residential College.

Jill Bialosky is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir—History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life; four collections of poetry—The Players, Intruder, Subterranean, and The End of Desire; and three novels—The Prize, House Under Snow, and The Life Room. She is co-editor, with Helen Schulman, of the anthology, Wanting a Child. Her poems and essays appear in The New Yorker, O Magazine, Paris Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Kenyon Review, and American Poetry Review, among other publications.

After conducting morning workshops (pre-registration required), the poets will read their work at 1 pm. This reading series is always free and open to the public. An open reading will follow, time permitting.

The Distinguished Poets Series of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College are held on the second floor of the Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church Street (corner of Ellison St.) in Paterson, NJ.

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