The bomb shelters in Israel's southern town of Sdeot were transformed into vibrant works of art by a group of graffiti artists from Israel and abroad earlier this year. Curious about this town that had become the target of rocket attacks from Gaza in 2007, I was glad to have the opportunity to visit it with my photographer friend, Leora Cheshin, earlier this month.
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.