For Memorial Day: Poet Joseph Bathanti’s ‘Saint Francis’s Satyr Butterfly’

A species of butterfly found only at the Fort Bragg military installation in Fayetteville inspired former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012–14) Joseph Bathanti to craft the poem “Saint Francis’s Satyr Butterfly.”

Photo of the St. Francis’ satyr butterfly. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Published: May 27, 2019 9:32am