Here's a confession: I'm addicted and utterly in love with a couple poets that are quite popular on Instagram. They're words scorch through my skin to the deepest parts of me. One of those poets is Tyler Knott Gregson. You can find him on Instagram HERE. Not only is Tyler a brilliant poet, he's also a photographer and a generous human being. He's donating money from his pre-order sales to the TWLOHA (To Write Love On Her Arms) foundation.
When I was asked if I would like an advanced copy of Chasers of the Light - I jumped at the chance. I couldn't wait to have this beauty in my hands and when the package was delivered, I may or may not have jumped up and down while I opened it. My husband also thought I was a tad bit crazy. But let's be honest - I knew this book would be as good, if not better than my all time favorite poet's works (Pablo Neruda).
Upon opening the book, I was so glad that I was right - Tyler's words hooked me from the first poem in his Typewriter series. Poetry is one of those beautiful art forms that I feel cannot be adequately reviewed. It's complexities are different for every person and that's the beauty of poetry (any art form really) is that whatever you - the reader - want, no NEED it to be... it is.
I think that's one of the best things about Tyler's words. They're beautiful without being "purply prose." They speak volumes about his intentions as the author, but he's also careful not to assume his audience will feel the same way.
Since Chasers of the Light is not a long book and you will most likely blow through it if you buy it - I don't want to share any of the poems included. I will, however share a few of his poems from his Tumblr page.