I'm so thrilled at the responses I'm getting to the website launch e-mail I sent out yesterday. Thank you all!
Here's one comment I found particularly delightful, by Sarah Prospero, a friend of my sister Aniko's:
"Your dad was one of the funniest men I've ever met - and we had so many good times while your sister was living with him and your mum at Casa Loma. He also taught me what a real poet must do, and I have never forgotten his lessons about that, and about laughter, and about love.
I also still use his poem in my classroom (found in many student anthologies) entitled "The World's Shortest Pessimistic Poem," which, undoubtedly you are aware of: "Hope? Nope!" The students and I then begin discussions about what, exactly, IS poetry? Thanks to your dad."
I discovered Robert Zend in 2015 while researching Frigyes Karinthy and started acquiring and reading Zend's works. I have also referred to him in my bibliographies, essays, and podcasts, and in social media. Thanks for your invaluable efforts in preserving his legacy. I am also delighted to discover a dedication of a street named after him in Toronto. I used to visit Toronto all the time in the decades I lived in Buffalo.
Thank yyou for writing this
Natalie Zend, Robert Zend's daughter