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May 4, 2018

STAAR Testing

By: Laura Rice

Some students in Texas are taking the state’s standardized tests. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.


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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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August 13, 2021

How To Words Now

Navigating the pandemic has been hard all along. But, now, life circumstances are calling some of us to in-person socialization for the first time in a long time. Masks and social distance -- and outdoor gathers are still the safest. But what even to say in small talk anymore? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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August 6, 2021

What Sport Do You Play?

The 2020 Olympics (taking place in 2021) have, as usual, been filled with stories of challenge, triumph, disappointment. Kari Anne Holt has been watching it all. And that was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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July 30, 2021

We

Our personal choices often have impacts beyond our personal lives. How do we find balance and how has a pandemic heightened all of this? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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