Book 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.
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Age Group: Adult
Source: Review copy from publisher
Reviewed By: Kelli
Chasers of the Light is a beautiful book, in every sense of the word.  The cover is simple, yet eye-catching and gorgeous.  The pages are thick and glossy, perfectly suited for showcasing Gregson's photographs and poems. 

I love the fact that Gregson writes on a typewriter---he can't go back and change his words like he could if he wrote on a computer.  This stream-of-consciousness style of writing makes for very expressive poetry.  The poems are meaningful and striking.  Many are written simply, yet this doesn't decrease their impact.

Chasers of the Light is the type of book to be enjoyed a little bit at a time.  I found myself picking it up here and there to read a few poems, as many as I had time for.  Some of the poems are quite sensual, and I found myself blushing more than once. 

I love the photographs and the way the poems are displayed on each page.  It makes the entire book feel like a work of art.  I enjoyed Chasers of the Light and would recommend it for fans of poetry.

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