I discovered the Date Farmers' gritty, visually arresting work at Upper Playground in Portland, Oregon about two years ago. Since, thanks to Jonathan LeVine, I've gotten to see their artwork here in NYC. The latest exhibit, "Smother Your Mother," is endlessly intriguing. Their collages seem more adventurous than ever and there is an increasingly sarcastic tone pervading much of their work. The exhibit continues through May 8th at 529 West 20th Street in Chelsea.
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.