On my way home from Hamilton Fish yesterday, I stopped by the "Spain Loves New York" event at the Room Mate Grace Hotel in mid-town. Among the artwork on exhibit in conjunction with the launching of the Spanish culture Babylon Magazine were three pieces -- "Between a Bull and a Matador" -- by Native, an extraordinary artist now based in Paris.
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.