For over eight years, Typewriter Rodeo has crafted spontaneous poems on vintage typewriters at events everywhere.
From the Smithsonian to the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, for corporate workshops, fundraisers, celebrities, even a music show mash-up — give them a topic, they give back a poem.
“I love this band of spontaneous writes — they always lift the mood.”
— Naomi Shihab Nye
They also have a delightful book (Andrews McMeel 2018) and do weekly radio poems for Austin’s NPR station.
Here’s a nice video showing how it works:
“People’s lives are changed after these poems.”
— Conference Organizer, Austin
Each poem is a unique moment of personal connection.
The result? Laughter, high-fives, even hugs and tears.