September 8, 2014

Mini Review: Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson


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.

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Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
by Tyler Knott Gregson
Publication Date:  September 2, 2014
Publisher:  Perigee Trade

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Gabby-2013I’ll be honest with you, I don’t normally read poetry. Here and there and at school, yes, but never have I just picked up a read that’s dedicated solely to poetry. That being said I was a bit worried about how my experience with Chasers of the Light by author Tyler Knott Gregson might be. What I can tell you is that I don’t know what I was so worried about because Chasers of the Light was the kind of light-reading material that left me with a stupid smile on my face.

 Chasers of the Light is a collection of romantic poetry that instantly lifted my heart. The words that Gregson has written down are beyond hopeful and swoon worthy. Everything is type-written on what looks like scraps of paper, ticket stubs, old photographs and the like. It’s very vintage and as a teenage girl who likes to use this terminology—it all felt very hipster.

Gregson’s poetry can evoke emotions in ways I didn’t know that poetry could. One moment I would be reading a poetry that made me want to cuddle up with someone and then the next I felt yearning and longing for somebody that I don’t even have. This is the kind of poetry that a hopeless romantic like myself desires. I could go back to so many of the words written in this collection and re-read them for hours.

In short: I don’t think I want anybody writing me Bruno Mars-esque love songs anymore. What I want what everyone should want is to have poetry written for them the way Gregson has written poetry for the love of his life. Fans of romance, poetry and any readers who just want a read that is perfect for a lazy afternoon should definitely get their hands on Chasers of the Light.



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