Norbert Krapf ’65 Receives Regional 2014 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

July 22, 2014

Saint Joseph’s College English alumnus and former Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf ’65 was named the Regional Author Winner of the 2014 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The award, which is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, includes a $7,500 prize and a $2,500 grant for the public library of Krapf’s choice.

According to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, “The Award recognizes authors’ contributions to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation.” While an award for  National Author was also presented, the Regional Author Award is annually given to a well-known Indiana author and is based upon the recipient’s entire body of work.

Since graduating from SJC in 1965, Krapf has published 26 books, 11 of which are poetry collections. He has also published a prose childhood memoir and a poetry and jazz CD. Krapf served as Indiana Poet Laureate from 2008 to 2010, an opportunity he used to unite poetry and music. He earned his Master of Arts in English and doctoral degree in English and American Literature from the University of Notre Dame.

Today, Krapf is a Professor Emeritus of English at Long Island University and resides in Indianapolis, where he continues to write. For Krapf’s full biography and list of works, visit

Krapf, National Winner Michael Shelden, and finalists will be honored at the sixth annual Indiana Authors Award Dinner on October 25, 2014 at the Central Library in Indianapolis. Tickets are available at Proceeds will benefit the Indianapolis Library Foundation.

Named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation, a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review, and “Best Value” and "Best Midwestern College" by US News & World Report, Saint Joseph's College is a four-year, Catholic college offering 27 majors, 4 group majors, 35 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of nearly 1,200 students.

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