LIGHT AT THE SEAM Poetry Event with Joseph Bathanti

Graphic for LIGHT AT THE SEAM Poetry Event with Joseph Bathanti on Tuesday, June 7 at 7 pm at Bookmarks.On Tuesday, June 7 at 7 pm, we are hosting a poetry event with Joseph Bathanti on this new book, Light at the Seam!

Bathanti was the former poet laureate of North Carolina (2012-2014) and recipient of the North Carolina Award in Literature. Light at the seam is an exploration of mountaintop removal in southern Appalachian coal country.

This is a free event at Bookmarks and everyone is invited!

Let us know you are joining us by registering below!

Details:

  • When: Tuesday, June 7 at 7 om
  • Where: Bookmarks
  • Cost: Free; registration encouraged
  • Register Herewww.bookmarksnc.org/JosephBathanti_Registration
  • BookLight at the Seam
  • Books will be available for purchase at the event
  • Book signing after the event with the author

About Light at the Seam

Light at the Seam, a new collection from North Carolina poet Joseph Bathanti, is an exploration of mountaintop removal in southern Appalachian coal country. The volume illuminates and champions often invisible people residing, in a precarious moment in time, on the glorious, yet besieged, Appalachian earth. Their call to defend it, as well as their faith that the land will exact its own reckoning, constitutes a sacred as well as an existential quest. Rooted in social and restorative justice, Light at the Seam contemplates the earth as fundamentally sacramental, a crucible of awe and mystery, able to regenerate itself and its people even as it succumbs to them. More than a mere cautionary tale, this is a volume of hope and wonder. 

About Joseph Bathanti

JOSEPH BATHANTI, former poet laureate of North Carolina (2012–14) and recipient of the North Carolina Award in Literature, is the author of seventeen books. He is the McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor of Interdisciplinary Education at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.


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Event date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
634 W. Fourth St.
#110
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Light at the Seam: Poems Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780807176924
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - March 2nd, 2022

Light at the Seam, a new collection from North Carolina poet Joseph Bathanti, is an exploration of mountaintop removal in southern Appalachian coal country. The volume illuminates and champions often invisible people residing, in a precarious moment in time, on the glorious, yet besieged, Appalachian earth.


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