Poets Who Blog sends out our congratulations to Norbert Krapf , who was recently appointed Indiana's newest Poet Laureate by the Indiana Arts Commision.
Krapf was born in Jasper, Indiana but is currently a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana. He's a retired professor and author of several poetry collections, including Somewhere in Southern Indiana:Poems of Midwestern Origin. In 2003, he was also named the first poet laureate for the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.
His reign as Indiana Poet Laureate will include the duties of promoting poetry in schools and libraries throughout the state. PWB wishes Mr. Krapf a productive term. He succeeds Joyce Brinkman in this position and will hold the title until the end of 2009.