Museum announces poetry reading

JASPER — The Dubois County Museum welcomes the former Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf to the museum at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, for a first reading of his latest collection of poems, “The Return of Sunshine: Poems by a Laureate for Ecstatic Grandparents,” released by ACTA Publications of Chicago.

The reading will be held in the Conference Room at the museum and will be free of charge. This book and other books by Krapf, will be for sale. The reading was originally scheduled for Oct. 20, but due to a delay in the printing of this book, was rescheduled for Nov. 10.

The book, the 12th poetry collection by the former resident of Jasper, is about his Colombian-German-American grandson, Peyton.

This volume of 67 poems deals with Peyton’s multicultural heritage, his evolving skills in speaking English and German, visiting with his American grandparents in Indianapolis and Regensburg, Germany, and his adventures in Germany and Europe with his Colombian-American mother and Franconian (northern Bavaria) father. The third and last section describes Krapf’s visit for a day with Peyton in his outdoor WaldKiga, a kindergarten deep in the woods near Regensburg, Germany.

Krapf is the author, editor or translator of 27 books.

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