I saw some pretty cool pieces -- that I hadn't seen anywhere else -- at "Feverary" last night. This one's by Edi Valle who tells me that it's a response to domestic abuse. Sien did a wonderful job putting this one-night event together. (And there were actually quite a few folks my age there -- and not just the ages of my kids!)
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.