rob is someone I’ve known for over 25 years, a quarter of a century. When I first met rob he was literally bursting at the seams with poetry energy and ideas.
I don’t remember exactly when he started above/ground but I know he was kind enough to publish at least two chapbooks for me, and include me a few of his magazines/anthologies. That’s what I remember. Not the press itself but rob’s energetic enthusiasm for poetry. above/ground just feels like it has always been here and I feel very lucky to have participated in a minor way.