Joseph Bathanti

Office Hours:

TR 4:45-6:15
W 2:00-6:00 & by Appt.


  • University of Pittsburgh: BA, 1975
  • University of Pittsburgh: MA, 1988
  • Warren Wilson College: MFA, 1991

Selected Publications:

  • COMMUNION PARTNERS (Poems), Briarpatch Press (Davidson, NC), 1986.
  • ANSON COUNTY (Poems), Williams & Simpson, Inc. (Greenville, NC), 1989.
  • THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS (Poems), Nightshade Press (Troy, Maine), 1994.
  • THIS METAL (Poems), St. Andrews College Press (Laurinburg, NC), 1996; Nominated for the National Book Award; winner of the Poetry Council of North Carolina's 1997 Oscar Arnold Young Award for best book of poetry published in 1996.
  • EAST LIBERTY (Novel), Banks Channel Books (Wilmington, NC), 2001; Winner of 2001 Carolina Novel Award; Finalist for Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award in Literary Fiction.
  • ANSON COUNTY (Reprint of Poems), Parkway Publishers (Boone, NC), 2005.
  • COVENTRY (Novel), Novello Festival Press (Charlotte, NC), 2006; Winner of 2006 Novello Literary Award; Finalist for Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award in Literary Fiction; Winner of Independent Publisher's (IPPY Award) Bronze Medal for General Fiction.
  • THEY CHANGED THE STATE: THE LEGACY OF NORTH CAROLINA'S VISITING ARTISTS, 1971-1995 (Nonfiction), The North Carolina Arts Council (Raleigh, NC), 2007.
  • THE HIGH HEART (Short Stories), Eastern Washington University Press (Spokane, WA), 2007; Winner of the 2006 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction; Semi-finalist Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize; permanent selection for The Sons of Italy Book Club; St. Andrews College (Laurinburg, NC) One Book, One Community 2008 Summer Reading Book.
  • LAND OF AMNESIA (Poems), Press 53 (Winston-Salem, NC), 2009.
  • RESTORING SACRED ART (Poems), Star Cloud Press (Scottsdale, AZ), 2010; Winner of the 2010 Roanoke Chowan Award, given annually by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association for the best book of poetry published in 2010.
  • THIS METAL (Reprint of Poems), Press 53 (Winston-Salem, NC), 2012.
  • SONNETS OF THE CROSS (Poems), Jacar Press (Durham, NC), 2013.
  • ANSON COUNTY (Reprint of Poems), Press 53 (Winston-Salem, NC), 2013.
  • CONCERTINA (Poems), Mercer University Press (Macon, GA), 2013.
  • HALF OF WHAT I SAY IS MEANINGLESS (Creative Nonfiction), Mercer University Press (Macon, GA), forthcoming 2014; Winner of the 2012 Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction.
  • THE ANTHOLOGY OF BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE POETRY, Jargon Press (Asheville, NC), Joseph Bathanti, Brian Butler, Blake Hobby, and Alessandro Porco, eds., forthcoming 2014.
  • THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME (Novel), University of South Carolina Press (Columbia, SC), forthcoming 2014.
Title: Professor
Department: Department of English

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2337

Office address
LLA 125