Whenever I spend any time with an artist, I love checking out his or her black books or sketch books. Some of my favorite pieces never leave those books. And, oh, the insight I get into the raw talent that may exist! I especially love checking out Bishop 203's black books -- with everything from meticulous "writing" -- as pictured here -- to his original off-beat characters.
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.