Messenger 841 is love - love for New York City. As Kurt says in his Preface, "Every day is an adventure." Experience the many facets of New York City from street level through the eyes of foot-messenger Kurt Boone, who also shouts out to his colleagues on bicycle and van. These short poems take you on a journey through daily routines and struggles of a street messenger and can be appreciated by workers and professionals of all kinds.
In New York City's business districts, billions of dollars are traded every day and power deals are closed every minute. Within the hundreds of skyscrapers there are dedicated messenger centers that insure and time to the minute the delivery of business documents used to complete deals large and small. Kurt Boone has worked as a foot messenger for over 14 years, rushing throughout the city in all weather conditions, picking up and delivering these critical business documents.
In Looking For Myself, his debut collection of verse, talented young poet Kurt B. Boone speaks for a generation, telling tales of spirits lost and found and helping his peers find their own light. The essence of Boone's poetry speaks not only from experience but from a unique perspective: that of a young African-American male, from a heart and mind tired of the racism and hatred against his generation for their skin color, their age, their notions, and for the power - both good and bad - they so mightily wield.
This is a unique story written by Kurt Boone, a veteran messenger who rode all 22 major subway lines in a week while picking up and delivering critical documents and packages to businesses in New York City. The story details a series of Kurt's experiences and thoughts about the Terminal - during a time that Mr. Boone used Grand Central Terminal as his main location to expedite pick-up and delivery. At Grand Central Terminal, the subway trains run every few minutes.