'rode the Metro North -- for the first time in years -- up to Beacon, NY yesterday to check out Whisper at work on his upcoming exhibit "Four Ever." While there, I walked some distance over to the the space at 510 Main Street to view the outdoor Electric Walls exhibit. Much of it didn't work for me -- as many of the pieces lost the spirit of street art. They looked far too manufactured for the particular space.But the Chris Stain pieces across the street are stunning. They, alone, were worth the trek up there.
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.