ATG Quirkies: Manual Typewriters Are Great for Writing Poetry

According to this post in AP News, vintage typewriters are gaining fans amid ‘digital burnout!  

And, it’s not isolated an isolated phenomena. “Enthusiasts gather at an Albuquerque restaurant to experiment with vintage Smith Coronas. Fans in Boston kneel in a city square and type stories about their lives during a pro-immigration demonstration. A documentary on typewriters featuring Tom Hanks and musician John Mayer is set for release this summer.

In the age of smartphones, social media and hacking fears, vintage typewriters that once gathered dust in attics and basements are attracting a new generation of fans across the U.S…”

Oh! To get the poetry reference in the title of this quirky you’ll need to read the entire article.

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

 

 

 

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