Chasers of the Light

It’s no secret, really, that I’m in love with Tyler Knott Gregson. Or, at least I’m in love with his poetry.

I follow him on every social media platform he posts on, and for awhile, I was recording every Daily Haiku of Love in my journal. I’ve slacked off a bit, but I am wholly addicted to TKG.

I freely admit it.

Interestingly enough, I don’t really even LIKE romantic poetry. I usually find it too sappy. If I’m going to read poetry, I’d much rather it be on the topic of the mind–because, well…when don’t I like reading about the mind?

For some reason TKG just draws me in. I think he first grabbed my attention because I love the random papers he types on. That style appeals to my packrat nature. He also writes in one shots–sitting down at the typewriter and flinging out the unfiltered words as they come without editing them. How many people do that?

Chasers of the Light is TKG’s first collection of poetry, and was much awaited by his online fans. I remember picking it up as soon as it came out…and then it sadly sat on my shelf for way too long. I’m so glad I’ve finally worked through it. The images are gorgeous–the printer did a marvelous job of putting his poems in a bright glossy format so we could read them as they were originally typed. There were moments where I thought I could reach out and unfold a wrinkled paper, only to find it was a shadowed illusion.

I’m sure you’ve seen TKG online somewhere, even if you haven’t realized it. If you’re on Pinterest or Tumblr, I bet you’ve seen one of his images floating around. If you follow me anywhere, you definitely have seen me post one or two. Go pick up Chasers. Everyone needs a little love poetry now and then.

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