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By Norbert Krapf

ISBN-10: 0253006325

ISBN-13: 9780253006325

A collaboration born of a shared love of song, images, poetry, and Indiana, this ebook celebrates the historical past, literature, and artwork that informs the current and shapes our identification. Richard Fields's black and white images are evocative imaginings of Norbert Krapf's poems, visible metaphors that stretch and deepen their imaginative and prescient. Krapf's poems pay tribute to poets from Homer and Virgil to Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Wendell Berry, and to singer-songwriters comparable to Woody Guthrie and John Lennon. in addition they discover the poet's German history, query ethnic prejudice and social clash, and compliment the flora and fauna. The booklet contains a cycle of 15 poems approximately Bob Dylan; a public poem written in keeping with Sept. 11, "Prayer to Walt Whitman at floor Zero"; "Back Home," a poem reproduced in a stained glass panel on the Indianapolis airport; and ruminations at the twentieth anniversary of the autumn of the Berlin Wall, "Questions on a Wall."

"Pursuing a tri-fold inventive idea that unites poetry, paintings within the kind of images, and tune is definitely no longer a mild problem. Norbert Krapf has mastered it with amazing virtuosity and once more strengthened his popularity because the pre-eminent German-American poet of the English language." ―Yearbook of German-American Studies

Krapf is a mature poet on the top of his strength. I held again a section in my compliment of it in my document. i believe it has nice poetntial to be either a stunning ebook and commercially successful.Joe Bruchac, writer of a number of poetry books

"Section III of this quantity gains less than the identify "Practically with the Band" a cycle that can pay tribute to the nice Midwestern singer-songwriter Bob Dylan who offers a version for reuniting poetry and song. The ebook identify for the total assortment very thoroughly displays all 3 creative genres of this quantity: track, pictorial paintings (photography), and language because the medium of poetry." ―Gert Niers, poet and critic, German Life

"Some of Krapf’s poetry is breathtakingly relocating. so much of it's very insightful.... the best way he joins background and emotion is very good. you're feeling a connection to his history, as if you have been jogging throughout the woods along with his father or being affronted to boot by way of alterations in a spot you proposal you knew." ―Englewood evaluation of Books

"Norbert Krapf has a ordinary present for bringing you into his international and making it your international to boot, every time he reads his poems. As a musician, it's continuously a pleasure to accompany his phrases, and simply as a lot of a excitement to sit down quietly with any of his collections and sign up for him in the entire travels and locations within the center that his poetry takes us to. Songs in Sepia and Black and White is a suite that you'll want to take with you anyplace you shuttle, whether basically to the following room. Norbert Krapf's poetry makes you need to rejoice your individual relations heritage, your individual roots and the wonder that surrounds us all." ―David Amram, composer, multi-instrumentalist, author

"Songs in Sepia and Black and White is ready the affects that make us; in those one zero one poems Norbert Krapf explores the richness of his ancestry, from the reminiscence of his mom and dad to his abiding, formative love for Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Bob Dylan and different figures. The lyrics are dependent and spare, meditative and melodic, reminding us of the traditional intertwinement of poetry and track. A ebook to treasure―and a e-book that confirms Krapf's prestige as one in every of America's best dwelling poets." ―Benjamin Hedin, editor of Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader

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You are going to think Yes, think Yes! Keep on coming, keep on walking, you can make it all the way from St. Henry to the high school in Holland, Indiana. I see you coming from afar, I am here waiting for you behind the desk. If nobody else will wait for you as a teacher, I will. I know how smart you are. I have seen you multiply those numbers on demand. I have heard you speak both German and English. I know what you can do, I believe in you, you can make it, you will do it, yes you will. You have not yet had the terrible car crash in the night that crippled your knee and led to the wrong blood being given to you in the hospital.

We give you dogwoods and redbuds in blossom and green leaves opening. We give you gentle rain falling on the rolling hills we love. We give you dogwoods and redbuds and rain falling on new leaves, Rita. We form a choir of relatives and sing thee to thy rest, and sing thee to thy rest. 42 1 Songs in Sepi a a n d Bl ack & W h ite Songs i n Sepi a a n d Bl ack & W h ite 2 43 The Old America They came out of the old America. He knew the sounds of the saloon above which he was born, the rise of raucous laughter lifted by barley and hops, the sight of late afternoon sun slanting through the window coming to lie down on floorboards.

My parents came out of a tiny Civil War village and a small hand-me-down farm and a country that is still part of me but dies a little bit every day as the sun climbs up in the East and rolls down in the West as I hold on to the voices that were theirs.

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