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Joseph Bathanti


Mar 07 2017


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Regulator Bookshop

720 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

Joseph Bathanti

Joseph Bathanti: 13th Sunday After Pentecost

With Music by Sus Long & Michael Conner

Come join us at The Regulator for a much-needed evening of poetry and music! Poet Joseph Bathanti comes to The Regulator Bookshop with his newest book of poetry, The 13th Sunday After Pentecost, for a reading and booksigning. In The 13th Sunday after Pentecost, he offers poems that delve deep into a life reimagined through a mythologized past. Moving from his childhood to the present, weaving through the Italian immigrant streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to his parochial school, from the ballpark to church and home again, these contemplative poems present a situation unique to the poet but familiar to us all. Bathanti’s readings will be interspersed with the sublime music of Sus Long and Michael Conner. Two working pastors, Long and Conner are often in conversation about faith and grace, love and grief, and the threads that hold all things together. Formed by novels and poems, morning news, late-night theology, and the stories of the people around them, their music has taken them from festival stages to prison chapels as they explore the work of the modern psalmist.

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


Joseph Bathanti

Appalachian State University

Joseph Bathanti is former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012-14) and recipient of the 2016 North Carolina Award for Literature. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including Communion Partners; Anson County; The Feast of All Saints; This Metal, nominated for the National Book Award, and winner of…...

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Sus Long & Michael Conner

Singer-songwriter Sus Long met bass and banjo player Michael Conner in 2013 while they were in divinity school and they kept talking because they liked the same books. The two started meeting up to play Ramones covers and bluegrass standards, eventually forming a songwriting partnership that draws on folk and…...

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