Friday, August 22, 2014

Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson {review + giveaway}


Chasers of the Light
Poems from the typewriter series
by Tyler Knott Gregson
♦publisher: Perigree Trade
♦release date: September 2nd 2014
♦hardcover, 144 pages
♦intended audience: all lovers of poetry!
source: from publisher for honest review
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.

Review: Tyler Knott Gregson has made a name for his poetry through his daily Instagram  and Tumblr posts.  In this charming collection, he gives readers a taste of his creative poetic talents.  The poems themselves range from sweet to doting, frustrated to simple quirky observations.  What sets them apart and makes this book a joy to read and just peruse through is the presentation.  Quick poetic musings are typed onto scraps of paper or receipts, as if he was suddenly struck by the words and just had to get the words down on any little paper that would slip into his typewriter.  A few of my favorites were created by taking book pages, blacking out the text and just leaving those few words that string together to make a poem. The easiest way to show you how special this work is to show you a few of my favorite pages:


 


  Beautifully done and a fresh and creative voice in poetry.
Find more work from Tyler Knott Gregson at his Instagram

Purchase Chasers of the Light:  BN.com  •  BookDepository  •  Indiebound

All pre-orders placed before September 2 will come with a signed bookplate by the author, and the author will donate a share of the pre-order proceeds to To Write Love on Her Arms charity (link).  So I've decide to giveaway a pre-ordered copy to one lucky winner! Enter below!
•Open internationally
•Must be 13 older, or have parent permission
•Ends 8/30/14
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4 comments:

  1. Amber (@ YA Indulgences)August 22, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    I've seen these poems on Tumblr before. I adore them. <3 They're some of my favorites. I had no idea the author was coming out with a book. Needless to say I definitely want to obtain it! Especially since I've written poetry.

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  2. These are really beautiful, thanks for sharing! :)
    I like his innovative use of old paper.

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  3. I really like it! Thanks for the chance to win this :)

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  4. I follow him on tumblr and his work is beautiful! I was excited when I saw that he had a book being released. Thank you for the review & giveaway! :)

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