'curious to get my son's reaction to MBW's exhibit, I returned there once again -- this time, with Dani. He was also fascinated by it all. He noticed that just about every piece has a red dot on it. We asked for a price list; none is available. The particular piece that intrigued Dani was $90,000. And so I've been thinking lots about MBW and decided that he's a genius. Not only does he satirize the entire notion of originality and appropriation -- but he's brilliant at it.
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.