From Tom Hanks!

Published by Andrews McMeel, it’s a collection of poems — and the stories and people behind them.

“Thank you for the Austin-esque 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, typewriter enthusiast

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

— Laurie Halse Anderson, National Book Award finalist & author of Speak

“Typewriter Rodeo is an exciting project that implicates perfect strangers in the business of poetry by spontaneously writing a poem about them. It’s not that the composers think revision is for pantywaists, they just have to get on to the next person in line!

And 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