Sorting through the photos my daughter took on our trip to Paris this past summer, I came upon this one. The walls adjacent to the Fondation Cartier d’Art Contemporain became an open gallery for the city's taggers, bombers and graf writers. It was the perfect complement to its comprehensive homage to graffiti: "Born on the Streets."
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.