The Lowdown

The morning mail brought with it news of a literary project by Robert M. Zoschke, an old writing pal. Called "The Lowdown", it describes itself as a "literary arts annual", and collects 42 writers and artists including such luminaries as Sharon Auberle, Lyn Lifshin, t. kilgore splake, Gerald Nicosia, A.D. Winans, Ralph Murre and Zoschke himself. There is also cover artwork by none other than Lawrence Ferlinghetti (and if you don't call that a coup you're pretty hard to please).

Following the sad passing of Norbert Blei this inaugural edition of "The Lowdown" will feature tributes to the much-missed Norb and a selection of his own writing. If you haven't read him yet, you should try. He really had an exceptional gift with the word.

Something I think he would have liked immensely is that proceeds from the annual will provide a student scholarship through the Karen Teskie Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Peninsula School of Art in Door County, Wisconsin. Norb was all about helping other artists express themselves and get their work out to the world.

You can buy "The Lowdown" for $23 including shipping inside the US. I don't know what Rob would need from you in Europe or elsewhere. Send cheques or money orders to Robert M. Zoschke, P.O. Box 38, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.

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