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.Wildly Into the Dark: Poetry for those who think they don't like poetry. #bookreview #poetry Click To Tweet
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.