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Christopher Schaberg worked as a “cross-utilized agent” for United Airlines at the Bozeman, Montana airport, between 2001 and 2003. He is now Director of the Program in Public Scholarship at Washington University in St. Louis, and the author of The Textual Life of Airports (2012), The End of Airports (2015), Airportness (2017), Adventure: An Argument for Limits (2023), among other books, all published by Bloomsbury. He is also the founding co-editor of Bloomsbury's Object Lessons book series.

Mark Yakich is an aerophobe, poet, and Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans. His most recent books are Football (Soccer): An Object Lesson (Bloomsbury, 2022) and Spiritual Exercises (Penguin Poets, 2019). From 2012-2020, he was editor of New Orleans Review.

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