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‘Poetry on Brick Street’ in Zionsville, June 6

Norbert Krapf

Norbert Krapf

By Susan Miller
Poetry on Brick Street

Poetry on Brick Street will present Norbert Krapf as the featured poet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday June 6, 2013, at Eagle Creek Coffee Company (, 10 South Main Street, Zionsville, Indiana. Coffee, food and drinks from Eagle Creek’s menu will be available for sale.

Krapf was Indiana’s Poet Laureate from 2008 to 2010. He earned a B.A. in English from St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN. He received his M.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame and also his Ph.D. in English and American Literature, with a concentration in American Poetry. He taught at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University 1970-2004, where he is now emeritus Professor of English, was Poet Laureate 2003-2007, and directed the C. W. Post Poetry Center. He twice served in Germany as a Senior Fulbright Professor of American Poetry, at the Universities of Freiburg and Erlangen-Nuremberg. He was also a U.S. Exchange Teacher at West Oxon Technical College, England.

Since 1976, Krapf has written or edited 24 books, two of which are his translations from the German. Eighteen of these books are collections of his own poetry, including Somewhere in Southern Indiana: Poems of Midwestern Origins (1993), Blue-Eyed Grass: Poems of Germany (1997), and Looking for God’s Country (2005), all available from Time Being Books, and Bittersweet Along the Expressway: Poems of Long Island (2000) and The Country I Come From (2002), sixty poems set in Indiana.

An open mic for poetry will follow Krapf’s reading.

The Poetry on Brick Street series is a project of Brick Street Poetry, Inc., a Zionsville-based not-for-profit that also publishes the Tipton Poetry Journal and hosts other poetry events.

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