I took advantage of being back home in Teaneck to visit "Fresh from the Streets," in nearby Demarest. An affluent, white-collar suburb, Demarest seems the least likely place for an exhibit of graffiti and street art. 'not quite sure why that location was chosen. The exhibit, though, was fun and we had the place to ourselves. Among my favorites is this wall with work by the inimitable Veng and Will Kasso.
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.