A rainy night, many years ago, I struck up a conversation with a stranger at a bar. He wore checkered pants and an oversize jacket, reminding me of Rodolfo, the poet in the opera La Bohème. Turns out, he was a poet by profession (though it’s never been easy to make a living as a poet, and well-nigh impossible now). Continue reading “A Touch of the Poet”
This month I salute our two current interns, Nikki and Kimberly. We can’t get rid of them…not that we want to. Nikki started as an intern last summer and Kimberly started last fall. Normally our interns stay for three months, but these two just keep on staying. Continue reading “Sky-High Ambition”
If I may, I’d like to salute two former Gotham teachers who won big-time awards recently.
A few weeks ago, Matt de la Peña won the Newbery Medal, the highest award for the writing of an American children’s book, for his picture book Last Stop on Market Street. Continue reading “Burning Bright”