Richard Lewis is widely known as an anthologist, teacher, writer, theater director, and lecturer. Among the many books he has edited are Miracles and There Are Two Lives, both collections of poems by children; anthologies of oral tradition poetry, I Breathe A New Song and Out Of The Earth I Sing; and verse collections representing literate cultures from around the world. His latest anthology is The Luminous Landscape: Chinese Art and Poetry. As founder and director of the Touchstone Center, a decade-old experimental learning project based in Manhattan’s P.S. 9, he has worked with children and teachers to develop a great variety of new approaches to learning both in and out of the traditional classroom.
A Wilderness of Thought
The blur of light conquers the dark. I awake dazzled. — David, age 11 THE WIND WAS SCURRYING across the streets of New York, and the children had just arrived at Continue reading