Book Talk & Giveaway: Typewriter Rodeo

61MayWSom6L._SX436_BO1204203200_What began as a playful idea among friends has made its way around the world, inspiring laughter, high-fives, hugs, and tears from New England to Brazil. Typewriter Rodeo celebrates poetry, spontaneity, and above all, the power of human connection.

Both a visual feast and a reference book in the style of Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New YorkTypewriter Rodeo collects custom, typewritten poems from “rodeos” worldwide, portraits of recipients, and their personal stories. Typewriter Rodeo began in Austin, Texas, when four poets brought their typewriters to a maker fair and began offering spontaneous, custom-composed poems to an enthusiastic crowd. The event quickly blossomed and rodeos began popping up all over the world.

Typewriter Rodeo


6 thoughts on “Book Talk & Giveaway: Typewriter Rodeo

  1. Carman Curton

    Philip Larkin’s “This Be The Verse” is one of my faves. Of course the first line is famous, but who can beat “Man hands on misery to man./It deepens like a coastal shelf.”?


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