From Tom Hanks

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

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.

“A gorgeously designed, uplifting book.”

Naomi Shihab Nye, young people’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

“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

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

— Tom Hanks, actor & author