October 1, 2021
With new census numbers finally available, lawmakers are drawing new maps for political representation. It's no surprise that those with the pen seem inclined to make the lines in favor of themselves or their interests. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.Listen
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.
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.