Typewriter Rodeo

Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems

“Prepare for magic to happen.” (Naomi Shihab Nye)

From Texas teachers to Maine lobstermen, Typewriter Rodeo tells the real stories of people all across the country — through original poems, hand-typed for them on-the-spot.

“Here in your hands is a lively, collage-form gathering of poems, photos, and back stories, which puts the work of these mad, ambush-style typists on colorful display.”

Billy Collins, two-term U.S. poet laureate

“Filled with the delicious danger of creativity in front of strangers, your heart is hungry for this art.”

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak

“Thank you for the book of damn fine poetry … Yee Haw!”

Tom Hanks, actor & author

“A gorgeously designed, uplifting book.”

Naomi Shihab Nye, young people’s poet laureate

From Tom Hanks: