Jasper native Norbert Krapf returns to Jasper and the Dubois County Museum on Saturday, September
16, 2023 for a 1:00 p.m. book reading from his newly published work, Homecomings: A Writer’s Memoir. The
book contains 336 pages and 43 mostly short chapters in three sections: I Indiana Origins; II Exploring
German Roots; III Indiana Return. Krapf says he is happy to return to the DCM to read his work, for the
first time in several years. He speaks on his website www.krapfpoetry.net about the origins of this
newly published work that is available for purchase from the Indiana Historical Society Press.
Visit www.krapfpoetry.net, click on Table of Contents, and see the list of the 43 chapters with their titles
that reveal the many varied subjects he discusses in this third prose memoir.
To read endorsements of the book from a range of nationally known poets and writers, including
composer David Amram, Indiana fiction and prose writer Susan Neville, and distinguished writer and
critic Scott Russell Sanders, please see the attached “Sell Sheet” on the web site. Songs for All Souls,
will appear in October. Krapf has won the Lucille Medwick Award from the Poetry Society of
America, has a poem in stained glass at the Indianapolis International Airport, won a Glick Indiana
Author Award for the body of his work, and received a Creative Renewal Fellowship to combine
poetry and music and go on The Mississippi Blues Trail, which he did several times.