'returned yesterday to the site of Shepard Fairey's mural on the Bowery and Houston and was horrified by the vandalism. I heard half a dozen justifications for it and not one satisfies me. It plays on people's worst prejudices against street art and graffiti art. Ironically, the only segment that remains intact is that by Cope, indie and Ewok.
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.