Lewis Gardner's poems have appeared in a number of anthologies and other publications, including more than 60 of his poems and light verse pieces in the pages of the New York Times. A staged version of his poetry collection Tales of the Middlesex Canal, which was originally performed at New York City's Greenwich House Theater by a cast led by Academy Award-winning actor Kim Hunter, has been presented in several locations in upstate New York and Massachusetts.
He has taught writing workshops for New York University and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Poets in the Schools program. Twice a finalist for the Walt Whitman Award, he is coauthor of the book Children of the Wild, a study of feral children. His play “Pete & Joe at the Dew Drop Inn” appears in Best American Short Plays 2008-2009
Articles by Lewis Gardner
As it grew dark that evening, a young woman walked out of the ghetto of Lodz, Poland, where the Jewish population of the city had been confined after the Nazi invasion in 1939.
A guard stopped her. She swore at him in Polish and complained that he was delaying her return home after a long day of cleaning houses......