Shannon Borg pours wine in Seattle. She is also the author of a collection of poetry, Corset (Cherry Grove Collections, 2006), and Chefs on the Farm: Recipes and Inspiration from the Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts (Mountaineers Books, 2008).
Heidi Woolever daly grew up in Syracuse, New York and has lived in New Hampshire, California, Alaska, Nicaragua, and Washington, DC, where she worked as a messenger and raced road bikes. She now resides on a farm in the great state of Maine.
Peter Funk operates Jetset Couriers in San Francisco, California.
Stephen Gibson is the author of City of Midnight Skies (Horse & Buggy Press, 2001). Some of his drawings are included in Transformer Gallery’s travelling Flat File collection.
Eric Gilliland, formerly the executive director of the Washington Area Bicycle Association, is now executive director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials. He designed issue three of Mobile City while he was a bike messenger back in 1998.
Cindy Goff is originally from Chilhowie, Virginia. She graduated from the George Mason University M.F.A. program in 1993. Her work has appeared in many publications including Ploughshares and Exquisite Corpse. Her first volume of poetry, Appalachian Flood, is available from Amazon.com. Her new book of poetry, The Gods of Greenery is forthcoming on Dreamspeed Press.
Jared Hendrickson sent this poem from London.
Anna Maria Hong’s poems are published and forthcoming in journals including Black Clock, Exquisite Corpse, Fairy Tale Review, Cue, Gargoyle Magazine, jubilat, No Tell Motel, St. Petersburg Review, Sonora Review, and POOL. Her non-fiction appears in publications such as Poets & Writers, poetryfoundation.org, American Book Review, and The Stranger. She has received residencies from Yaddo and Djerassi and will be a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 2010–11.
Jake Huffman has a painting shack in Oakland, California.
George Karos is the author of Breathe In, Breathe Out (and try to whistle as best you can) recently published by Red Dragon Press.
James Kerns is coeditor of Mobile City. He operates Corehaus, a design gallery, in Washington, DC.
John Kistner lives in Seattle.
Dennis Loney’s work has appeared in 32 Poems, Sewanee Theological Review, Measure, and elsewhere. He is the Web Production Manager for The New Republic and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and daughters.
Tom Mahoney is a messenger in Washington, DC.
Mayonnaise sent this story to Mobile City from Chicago many years ago.
Rosina Teri Memolo is a photographer in Washington, DC. See her work at www.rosinaphotography.com.
Jay Moglia is a musician, bike racer, and courier who also operates the Lost River Barn in West Virginia.
José Padua’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Bomb, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Unbearables, Crimes of the Beats, and many other journals and anthologies. He has read his work at the Lollapalooza Festival, CBGBs, the Knitting Factory, the Black Cat Club, the Public Theater, the Washington Project for the Arts, and many other venues.
Richard Peabody, a DC native, is editor of Gargoyle and the author of numerous poetry collections including I’m in Love With The Morton Salt Girl (Paycock Press, 1985) and Last of the Red Hot Magnetos (Paycock Press, 2004).
Stevil Kinevil was raised by wolves in Colorado, bla bla bla, went to art school, bla bla bla, spent many years messengering, bla bla bla, now sits atop a huge pile of money and writes for independently published magazines.
Chris Soda is a messenger in Washington, DC.
Have you seen Machine Wilkins?
Dave Wofford continues manning the reins of Horse & Buggy Press out of North Cackalackee. He now owns a cellphone but considers success, or just a good day, to mean not carrying it around.
Longtime Washington, DC messenger Andy Zalan recently helped organize the 2010 Cycle Messenger World Championships that were held in Panajachel, Guatemala.