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Read about the forthcoming
Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet's Journal of Healing
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American Dreams: Reveries and Revisitations can now be purchased in bookstores or ordered from these online retailers: Amazon, B & N, Powell’s Books. 4/13

Reviewed by Justin Hamm in Noise for It's Own Sake.

Songs in Sepia & Black and White
WTIU Weekly Special Video

Indy Star Review - 23 Sept. 2012
Gert Niers review in Yearbook of German-American Studies.
Book Launch Indiana Landmarks Sept. 7 ,2012

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8/25/11 Podcast: NK reads and discusses his September 11 poem
Discussion with visuals: Part One and Part Two

NK on Writer’s Almanac

Writer’s Almanac reading of “Uncle”

NK now on Facebook!

Blues and Poetry: collaboration with guitarist Gordon Bonham
Jazz and Poetry: Collaboration with Monika Herzig Trio

 

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On the Work of Norbert Krapf

In half a lifetime of writing history and poetry about the Catholic communities of the Jasper [Indiana] area and their German antecedents, Krapf has shown a sense of place and ethnic identity that radiates out to universal brotherhood. In Blue-Eyed Grass, his most personal and yet his most magnanimous work, he reminds us of the all-American Walt Whitman, who remained "a part of all that I have met," and of Wendell Berry, who sings of his beloved Kentucky that he has seen the worst and best of humankind there. 

Dan Carpenter, The Indianapolis Star

With its emphasis on the specificities of a place and its people, Krapf's poetry has deep affinities with the local color tradition of American literature.  But like Kentucky poet Wendell Berry, Krapf's forté is in recognizing the spiritual interaction between a people and their place.

John Groppe, Sycamore Review

His poems are of Indiana—the people, the land and the plants. They are sensually rich and wildly accessible. They evoke images as well as smells. And they demonstrate so clearly why he was named, this past June, as Indiana Poet Laureate…This [Bloodroot: Indiana Poems] is a collection to be savored.”

Michael Zimmerman, The Indianapolis Star

Five-part National Poetry Month interview on the Indiana Univ. Press Blog beginning 4/11/11:

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Indiana Poet Laureate
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