Paul Rosheim: A Brief Biography

Chris Allen, editor at Atlas Press; Paul Rosheim, editor & publisher, Obscure Publications;
Alastair Brotchie, also of Atlas Press, photographed in London, June 2001

Paul Rosheim was born in 1956, and grew up in Traverse City, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1978. While an undergraduate, two of his poems appeared in the school's literary magazine, Bloodroot. In 1982, he obtained a law degree from the University of Minnesota. He then practiced real estate and business law for fourteen years. Disenchanted with his legal career, he joined the Peace Corps. From 1996 to 1998, he served as a consultant at the Regional Development Agency in Svidník, Slovakia. While there, he obtained a grant to publish a booklet in three languages (in English: Wooden Churches around Svidník). Upon his return to the United States, Paul moved to Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where he now works as tribal lawyer for the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe. In the summer of 2000, he began Obscure Publications.

Photographs from the Exhibit:
"Inventive Writing, Exquisite Designs: Obscure Publications"

Multimedia Event, March 29, 2003

Front row, left to right: Tony Liano (filmmaker), Greg Boyd, Paul Rosheim and Kirpal Gordon
Back row, right to left: Jordan Jones, Steve Hirsch (bongo drummer & publisher), Peter Priore (bass player), Richard Martin (poet) with daughter, and Victoria Alexander (Director, Dactyl Foundation)

On March 29, 2003, OP hosted a multimedia event featuring Kirpal Gordon, with jazz accompaniment by Peter Priore and Steve Hirsch, and "The 365 Project" with Greg Boyd. Participating with Greg were Jordan Jones, Richard Martin, and the Liano brothers, Tony and Rob. The event was held at the Dactyl Foundation, 64 Grand Street, in Manhattan. A PDF of the press release for the event may be viewed or downloaded.

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