Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis is a teacher and author and the Founder/Director of The Touchstone Center for Children ( Begun in 1969, the Center, located in New York City, is known for its innovative arts and education programs that focus on the interdisciplinary explorations of elemental themes of the natural world and the importance of the imaginative and poetic experience in learning. Aside from working with children, he has taught at the Bank Street College of Education, Queens College, Lesley College, Western Washington University, Sarah Lawrence, Rutgers University, and CCNY. His books include: When Thought is Young: Reflections on Teaching and the Poetry of the Child; Living By Wonder: The Imaginative Life of Childhood; Taking Flight, Standing Still: Teaching Toward Poetic and Imaginative Understanding and I Catch My Moment: Art and Writing by Children on the Life of Play. In addition to his collection of poems, Shaking the Grass for Dew, recent individual poems have been illustrated in In the Space of the Sky; The Bird of Imaging; Cave: An Evocation of the Beginnings of Art; Each Sky Has Its Words; A Tree Lives; We Are Rivers; and Play, Said the Earth to the Air. (2015)