Krapf returns for reading from book

JASPER — Past Indiana Poet Laureate and Jasper native Norbert Krapf returns to the Dubois County Museum for the first reading of his new book of poetry, "Southwest by Midwest," at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25.

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“Southwest by Midwest,” the 14th full-length poetry collection of former Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf, centers on his friendship with three creative Native American women, his former student Christie Cooke, Navajo/Diné; Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Delaware/Lenape, the Oklahoma Poet Laureate whose home base is Albuquerque; and Jody Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo/Tewa potter who lives in Albuquerque.

This book of 43 poems includes color photos by Richard Fields of 23 Jody Naranjo pots, or details from them, and two paintings by the late Alvaro Cardona-Hine, a native of Costa Rica who lived in Truchas, New Mexico, on the high road to Taos.

The museum, at 2704 N. Newton St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays. For more information, call 634-7733 or visit The museum is also on Facebook and Twitter.



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