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Creative Masks

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has mandated most Texans wear masks for most activities outside the home. What that mask looks like — is up to you. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Uncomfortable Conversations

At the same time as we are being “socially distant” — we are grappling with deeply rooted issues that can be tough to talk about. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Waving At Neighbors

There’s unrest. There’s fear. There’s frustration. And there’s still a lot of “normal” life that just isn’t happening right now. But what we can do is go outside, maybe take a walk, and share a friendly gesture. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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In Praise Of

The pandemic revealed something interesting about which jobs are really “essential.” It opened a dialogue about priorities and it’s a conversation that’s not over. That was the inspiration for this week’s poem.

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Phoenix Times

Texas Standard listener Sarah Garrett requested a poem about a phoenix rising up and overcoming adversity and hardship.

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We’re In This Together

Even as full stay-at-home orders begin to lift, this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem is a reminder of what many have been through over the past few months.

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A Holy Month In The Time Of Pandemic

Many Texans are celebrating Ramadan differently this year than in the past. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Quarantine Love Poem

They say sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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What To Do If You Run Out Of TP

It was one of the first signs that life was going to get strange for a while: toilet paper started flying off the shelves. The supply still doesn’t seem particularly stable. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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‘Working’ From Home

Many Texans are out of work right now. Others continue with what’s deemed essential business. And others still are trying to maintain duties that used to be done in an office — but is now being attempted at home. That third category was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Poem For Doctors, Nurses, and Hospital Staff Everywhere

We always knew the roles of doctors and nurses were important. But, in the midst of a pandemic, they are being revealed even more as true heroes. That was the inspiration for this poem.

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The New Normal

As COVID-19 has spread around the world, it has led to changes many have begun calling the new normal. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Poem In My Pocket

This Typewriter Rodeo poem was made based on a listener request. Share your ideas on social media or email [email protected]

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Closet Recordings:Jack Gilbert

In this, the tenth, edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “Failing and Falling,” by Jack Gilbert.

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Preservation

This poem was made by request. You can share your ideas for the Typewriter Rodeo on social media or by emailing [email protected]

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WWII Veterans

This Typewriter Rodeo poem came by request. If you have an idea for a poem, let Texas Standard know on social media or email [email protected]

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Bathroom Break

Sometimes it seems like movies are getting longer — or perhaps it’s that our ability to make it through the movie without a quick run to the restroom is getting weaker. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Leap Year

2019 brings with it something extra special — an extra day in February! What will you do with it? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Butter

Do you keep it in the fridge? Or are you a table butter person? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Squeaking And Slamming Screened Doors

This Typewriter Rodeo poem was inspired by a story shared by a Texas Standard listener. Share your ideas on social media or email [email protected]

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