Typewriter Rodeo

Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems

“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.  Who said poetry need be limited to the library and the classroom?” —Billy Collins, Two-term Poet Laureate of the United States