Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson
Published by Perigee Trade on September 2, 2014
Genres: Love, Romance, Poetry
Pages: 144 : Hardback edition
Source: Received from the publicist in exchange for an honest review
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The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane.
One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything.
He fell in love.
Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now known as the creator of the Typewriter Series: a striking collection of poems typed onto found scraps of paper or created via blackout method. Chasers of the Light features some of his most insightful and beautifully worded pieces of work—poems that illuminate grand gestures and small glimpses, poems that celebrate the beauty of a life spent chasing the light.
This is hands down, no doubt about it, the most beautifully written piece of work I’ve read this year. I wanted to go slow and savor each page while I was reading this, but I ended up plowing right through it and reading it to the end, then going back and reading it again because it was SO good.
Normally I’m not a huge poetry fan (what does it all mean!?) but Gregson’s works have probably forever changed my opinion on poetry. Each poem was so gorgeous in its simplicity, yet astounding in its complexity. He took the smallest moments and turned them into something beautiful and worth noticing.
I will be packing this up with me before I head off to college because I want to have this close by for some easy (but amazing) reading. I HIGHLY recommend this to everyone (oh, and go check out Tyler Knott Gregson’s Tumblr which is just as awesome and filled with even more poetry)!
I hope he will be producing another one of this novels in the near future, because when he does I won’t be able to wait to get my hands on it!