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September 10, 2021

Getting Older

By: Laura Rice

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.


December 3, 2021

Soup Season

Jackets may not be necessary many days in a Texas December -- but a warm bowl of soup can feel welcome even when the temperatures don't require it. That was the inspiration behind this listener request!


November 19, 2021

Typewriter Rodeo: Love

It feels like there may not be a whole lot new to say about love in poetry. But perhaps that's exactly why humans can't stop writing about it? Texas Standard listener Michael Abild requested this poem about "the creative and sustaining nature of love."


November 12, 2021

Being Present

This season of being thankful, some of us are thinking about being thankful for each moment and our ability to enjoy that moment, to savor it. Texas Standard listener Lynzy requested this poem about ridding herself of the products and systems that get in the way of her ability to be present.


November 5, 2021

Riding A Bike

This Typewriter Rodeo poem came by request from Texas Standard listener Pete Ramirez. His request was for a poem dedicated to "the love and joy of riding a bike."


October 29, 2021

Homecoming Mums

From the Red River to the Rio Grande -- it's a Texas high school tradition that's... *grown over the years. This Typewriter Rodeo poem came by request from Texas Standard listener Linda Newman. She observed homecoming mums used to be real and about the size of a grapefruit. Now, she says they're artificial and bigger than a football!


October 22, 2021

What Is It?

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