Typewriter Rodeo

Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems

“Thank you for the book of damn fine poetry… Yee Haw!” (Tom Hanks).

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

Published by Andrews McMeel Universal, it’s an inspiring round-up of humanity, filled with poetic portraits of love and longing, whimsy and wonder, healing and hope.

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It’s also a much-needed reminder that we all still need genuine connection — to simply be seen and understood. And that we’re all in this beautifully messy thing together.

Published by Andrews McMeel Universal (2018)
ISBN-10: 1449487009
ISBN-13: 978-1449487003

“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 (and faces). And for keeping the sound and fury of typewriting available to all … Yee Haw!”

— Tom Hanks, actor & author

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