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Typewriter Rodeo

April 30, 2021

I Missed The Pink Moon

A rare and beautiful phenomenon: not just a full moon but a "supermoon" -- and a pink one at that. Everyone was talking about it. Except you. Because, heck, you look at the moon all the time and you forgot this one was supposed to be special. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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April 23, 2021

Fireflies

Call them lightning bugs or fireflies -- whatever you prefer they are sign of warmer weather in Texas. This Typewriter Rodeo poem was inspired by a listener request.

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April 16, 2021

One Good Thing

As more people are vaccinated against COVID-19 and states lift restrictions, life is beginning to look a bit more like the old "normal." But there were lessons from the pandemic that some hope we take with us into the future. That was the inspiration of this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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About

The Typewriter Rodeo has been featured weekly on the Texas Standard public radio program since 2015. The ideas for poems come from Texas Standard listeners. The audio segment is produced by Texas Standard managing producer Laura Rice.

Typewriter Rodeo

Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo travels the country writing poems on demand at festivals, private parties, weddings, schools, and more.

The Typewriter Rodeo is a group of Austin-based poets that write poems on request on vintage typewriters. Rodeo founders are Jodi Edgerton, David Fruchter, Kari Anne Holt, and Sean Petrie. Other featured poets include Bianca Alyssa Pérez, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Joe Brundidge.

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