Meet Indiana’s new poet laureate

  • Comments
  • Print

I know the suspense was killing you, so here’s some relief.

As of last week, Indiana has a new poet laureate. He’s Norbert Krapf, a St. Joseph’s College grad with an M.A. from Notre Dame. His name is on 21 books as either author or editor, most recently “Bloodroot: Indiana Poems” (IU Press) and “The Ripest Moments: A Southern Indiana Childhood “(Indiana Historical Society Press).

He’s also on disc: Krapf teamed with pianist Monika Herzig on CD “Imagine – Indiana in Music and Words.”

You can read his poem “Ghost Road” here and “Arriving on Paumanok” here.

My only question: Why is the selection panel only made up of academics?

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Editor's note: IBJ is now using a new comment system. Your Disqus account will no longer work on the IBJ site. Instead, you can leave a comment on stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Past comments are not currently showing up on stories, but they will be added in the coming weeks. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.