Indiana Poet Laureate at Butler University This Thursday

Indiana Poet Laureate, Norbert Krapf, will give a free reading at Butler University this Thursday, September 24 as part of the ongoing Mahler Project. This Indianapolis event is free and open to all people of Indianapolis. It starts at 7:30 pm in the Robertson Hall Johnson Room.

Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf will recite his German roots poems and his American English translations of early Rainer Maria Rilke. The evening is being called Buried Treasures: Recovering German Heritage Through Poetry and Music. It will feature Krapf reading with the accompaniment of original and traditional music, including jazz, by his pianist collaborator, Monika Herzig, and friends. Claudia Grossmann, like Monika a native of Southern Germany, will read the Rilke poems in the original German.


Butler University Theatre hosts the event, which also will feature German wine, pastries and coffee. Come experience an evening of the Mahler Project, an exploration of Germanic art. Butler University Theatre as well as the Dance, Music and Media Arts department are all celebrating in their own ways. From screening films at the Indianapolis Museum of Art like Nosferatu to a Laban Movement Choir performance to performing the works of German composer Gustav Mahler, a rich cultural experience is in store for all who attend and participate.

Indianapolis culture was founded on a rich heritage of Germanic culture. Experience Indy’s roots at Butler University this Thursday as our own Hoosier Poet shares his work. He speaks for Indiana, find out if you agree with him. Make an evening out of it by hitting the nearby Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village. With a host of Indianapolis bars and Indianapolis restaurants perfect for conversation, why not break free from the routine this Thursday?

For more information about Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf’s reading, the Mahler Project or other upcoming events at Butler University, visit their website. Stay tuned to Fun City for all the latest on upcoming Indianapolis culture, Indianapolis arts, Indianapolis music, and much much more in the Circle City.