Messenger Poet

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The Messenger World has influenced the founding of the graffiti arts movement, urban streetwear, the ubiquitous messenger bag accessory and the growing fixed gear bicycle craze.  "Messenger Poet" describes life as New York City messengers through poetry by Kurt Boone and illustrations by Greg Ugalde.  Both are veteran messengers of this authentic urban aesthetic.

Kurt Boone has written over 350 poems.  He's been noted in the New York Daily News, Newsday, ABC-TV, McCreary Report, QBR, New York Amsterdam News and the New York Times.  A former marketing representative for the Harlem Book Fair, Kurt published his first collection of poetry entitled "Looking For Myself" in 1996.  His other books include "Inside Grand Central Terminal" and is the co-author of "New York Alleycats" (with photography by Amy Bolger) and "Urban Theory: Critical Thoughts In America by Noreen Mallory.  Most recently, he launched Kurt Boone Signature Messenger Bags with Seagull Bags.

Kurt lives in Cambria Heights, NY

Greg Ugalde has been a bicycle messenger over 10 years.  He is considered the premier messenger world street artist.  Greg's illustrations were featured in "New York Alleycats" (with photography by Amy Bolger).  Greg's worked has been used for promotional materials by Body Glove, Manhattan Portage, the 13th Annual Cycle Messenger World Championships and his illustrations have also been used by Timbuk 2, Chrome Messenger Bags, Puma and Brook Saddles.  Visit his website at www.cyclehawk.com

Greg lives in Brooklyn, NY

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