'finally made it over to the Chelsea Art Museum to check out "Iran Inside Out" -- an overly-ambitious exhibit of over 200 works by 56 contemporary Iranian artists. While most of the artists live and work in Iran, 21 live outside of their native home. The work varies tremendously in themes and sensibilities. It is a bit much to absorb. I found this installation of dozens of postcards -- reworked with black magic marker -- somewhat disconcerting. Not surprisingly, the artist, Shahram Entekhabi, is currently based in Berlin.
Educator, writer and curator. Poetry Teacher of the Year, 1988, awarded by Poets House and NYC Board of Education. I co-authored three books back in the 90's -- two of which were cited as best Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. (The Place I Call Home: Voices and Faces of Homeless Teens and Jerusalem Mosaic: Young Voices from the Holy City.) Both books have also been cited by the Library of Congress for their "strong and honest voice of the young adult." I also authored A to Z : The Book of Rap & Hip Hop Slang -- with entries that have since been cited by dozens of dictionaries.