Your Poem

There are folks out there who need to hear that they are loved and accepted. That was the simple but vital inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

What Is It?

Noticing, appreciating, musing in, the small things around us. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.


The pandemic has impacted our lives on every level. Most of the impacts have been devastating — even deadly. But for those with the privilege to embrace a forced slowing down, there are also silver linings. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Softness Surrounding

It’s been said many times over that 2020 has been a tough year. This Typewriter Rodeo poem is a reminder to be kind to yourself.

What To Do, What To Do

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in almost every part of the country. And even as holidays approach and pandemic fatigue wears on, experts caution it’s best to stay at home as much as possible. So what to do? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Being Kind To Yourself In COVID Times

Risk, isolation, and grief are experiences that have been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spending some time to recognize the small things, even if painful or negative, was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

This Song: Metric

Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw from  Metric talk about  hearing “Teardrop” by Massive Attack early in their musical partnership and how it inspired them, terrified them and helped them find a collaborative way of making music that still works for them today.

“I remember listening to that song…and just feeling was sort of a mix between feeling like anything was now sonically possible, and that I would never achieve anything. Because I felt like it had gone to the heights and depths of what I hadn’t known existed, which is an enlightening and somehow taking wind out of sails moment at the same time.” — Jimmy Shaw, Metric

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Watch Metric’s stripped down version of “Now or Never Now” backstage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival

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Texas Music

Texas Standard put together a special program on Texas music in collaboration with Texas Monthly. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Lisa Nichols (Ep. 13, 2016)

In Black America host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Lisa Nichols, founder and CEO of Motivating The Masses and author of Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life and Achieve Prosperity Today.

Tracy Randall (Ep. 14, 2015)

In Black America presents a conversation with Grammy-nominated gospel singer, songwriter and producer Tracy Randall. A cancer survivor, Randall is also an entertainment agent and attorney.