There once were three women who typed, and clattered, and poetry was made. The Typing Explosion was a phenomena of the late 1990s, early 2000s, consisting of three women who last performed in 2006. Speaking in 2000, Sarah Ocampo stated, “The writing world lost poetry when it switched over to digital tools! Remember the delicious smell of warm typewriter ribbon? That thrill when you sank your fingers into an old card catalog?”
You can read about them in the Jan. 10, 2000 edition of The Free Lance-Star — “A Typing Explosion” (continued on the adjacent page). Their biography can be found at TypingExplosion.com.
I’ve checked out their work. Can’t say I’m enamored, but I like their *sound*.
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Charlie’s Angels of Typospheria.
I liked the mention of an “IBM Selectric with an early golf ball”!
Check out the “world’s first portable electric golf ball typewriter,” here —
Quite a beauty, but a tad expensive.