Abi currently lives in Denver, Colorado where she writes poetry at the corner of 16th and Arapaho Street. She recently acted in a community theater piece based on the disappearance of women in Ciudad Juarez during the 1990’s.
Lynn began writing poetry on the streets of San Francisco in 2009, after seeing Jacqueline Suskin writing on her typewriter at the Oregon Country Fair. As a busker, Lynn has produced thousands of original poems.
Emmanuel is a web designer, software developer and business strategist living in San Francisco. A pioneer of the couch surfing movement, he has hosted over two thousand visitors.
Cindy, Abi’s mom, raised eight children, home schooling six of them. She has been in the bed and breakfast industry for nearly ten years.
David, Abi’s dad, has worked on computers for over 30 years. During most of that time, he has run his own business.
Jim has worked in high technology for most of his career. He is the first cousin to David Mott, Abi’s father. He had never met Abi before she arrived in the Bay Area in 2011.
Padmani has been practicing Kundalini yoga for eleven years and teaching for seven of them. She also enjoys time in the garden, hiking in the woods and relaxing with her cat.
Matt continues to make regular appearances on New Orleans’ Frenchmen Street writing poems on his 72-year-old Royal typewriter. Previous to his life as a busker, he wrote free-lance articles for magazines and other publications.
Heath, in addition to writing poetry and prose, teaches yoga and does acrobatic performances. He has traveled extensively in Asia studying Tibetan Buddhism and trekking in the Himalayas.
Ashley first met Abi when they were both living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is very interested in fashion, marketing and merchandise design.