Wildly Into the Dark: Typewriter Poems and the Rattlings of a Curious Mind

Posted June 20, 2017 by shooting in Book Review / 14 Comments

Wildly Into the Dark: Typewriter Poems and the Rattlings of a Curious Mind by Tyler Knott Gregson

Review by Lauren

source: copy from publisher; all opinions are my own

Official Summary (add on Goodreads)With loyal fans around the world and across the internet, Tyler Knott Gregson is reinventing poetry for a new generation, using Instagram and Tumblr to reach readers where they are. 
Tyler’s third collection includes more of his popular Typewriter Series poems (featured in his first book, Chasers of the Light) as well as never-before-published scenes that paint the world as only Tyler sees and experiences it. Filled with vivid photographs and even more vivid emotions, Wildly Into the Dark is a must-have for longtime fans as well as newcomers to Tyler’s unique brand of passionate, intimate, and playful words and images.

Review: I really love poetry, especially more modern poetry that is easier to understand and more relatable. This is definitely what I’d call Gregson’s work. I think everyone could find some of his work particularly relevant to their life. I love the set up of the book where poems are often written on top of interesting backgrounds and even some photos. It makes this a work of art in different respects – there is beauty in the photos and images and there is beauty in the words.

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A lot of these poems are about love or relationships. I found myself enjoying almost all of them. There are even some long form, free thinking type of poems included throughout and those were a bit of a change of pace here and there. Some of my favorite poems were the ones related to equality and how nobody should tell people who they could love. If you’ve been around for awhile, then you know that I fully support LGBT+ rights and equality for all so I was really excited to see these poems included.

Wildly Into the Dark is definitely a book to keep on hand, reading a poem here and there when needed.

14 responses to “Wildly Into the Dark: Typewriter Poems and the Rattlings of a Curious Mind

  1. hmm, this actually sounds kinda perfect for me, haha. I don’t tend to read poetry..ever (although it’s not really that I dislike it? it just tends to not be my first choice). Sounds like an interesting read! :]

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  2. I’m not one for poetry. I never got it. But this one sounds quite nice and it’s modern, so maybe I would understand it, haha 🙂

    -Leta

  3. I haven’t read a book of poetry in years. Shame on me, I know. This sounds excellent though and I’ll have to check it out. Thank you for the recommendation.

  4. Jen

    Hmm. I like this. I have to admit to not loving much of the traditional and classic poetry just because sometimes translation is hard for me, but I am intrigued by this!

  5. I love poetry. I love scanning the little bits on pinterest especially but I’ve never actually purchased a book on it. This sounds absolutely wonderful.

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