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Typewriter Rodeo

September 24, 2021

Twitter

Social media can be an escape -- a place to share wins and cat photos. It can also be a place where bullying runs rampant, misinformation is spread, and anxieties are stoked. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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September 17, 2021

Climate Change

The visible evidence of climate change and the studies about its dire long-term impacts can be overwhelming. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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September 10, 2021

Getting Older

Though its effects can feel less than glamorous at times, getting older is a privilege. That was the inspiration of this Typewriter Rodeo poem. The idea came to us via listener request in honor of a father who turned 70 this year.

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September 3, 2021

The Best Therapy

How many times have begun a sentence with "it's been a tough year" -- or year and a half...? For some folks, the saving grace has been an animal friend -- or a few of them. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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August 27, 2021

The COVID Coaster

The so-called "waves" of the COVID-19 pandemic look similar to the ride of a roller coaster -- but it's not a ride anyone is enjoying. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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August 20, 2021

Pups

From the pandemic to the winter freeze to the political divisions and societal reckonings, it's been a challenging period on so many fronts. The inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo is the promise that something can grow from what looks long past hope.

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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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