Review: Wildly into the dark, Tyler Knott Gregson

I’m not much of a poetry reader – I guess that comes from school where I just didn’t get it, somehow? I guess I pretty much had given up on trying to read the genre, aside from a couple poem quotes here and there, stumbled on my way to other quotes on Goodreads, read on other blogs and so on. When given the opportunity to review Wildly into the dark, I first thought: why? Will I even be able to get into this? Is this really something for me? That being said, if blogging taught me anything, it’s to try and live out of your comfort zone for a while. After reading a couple of other book reviews and quotes from this author, I had decided that yes, maybe I could try. What I didn’t expect was that, yes, I actually really enjoyed this experience.

“You were, you are, all I’ve ever looked forward to.”

With vivid yet simple writing, the writer manages to talk about everything in this little book, and took me through a spectrum of emotions. I am far from being an expert on the genre, as I have said above, and I can’t talk about the quality or resonance of these poems and say if they were any good, or any bad at all: I can just say that a couple of these really made me think; while others left me a little bit indifferent. If I couldn’t feel every poem and enjoy every single one of his little rattlings on the page, I really liked how I could feel something, and reflect about my own life while reading this. In one word, it was very inspiring. Another thing to say about this book is how beautiful the cover, and the inside is – filled with both typewriter poems, beautiful photographs and short stories about love.

“Here’s to the wild life we will never stop living, here’s to the wanderlust and the light we were born to chase.”

Wildly into the dark takes us on a journey filled with adventure, love, strong emotions and is, above everything, hopeful. Into the dark, it manages to always show us a light, or at least that there is a way to get back there. To be read in one go, or when the mood strikes you, this book really is made for when you need a dose of inspiration, or just to get lost in the power of words and emotions they can bring.

This beautiful book has a lovely preorder campaign going on: for every pre-ordered book, $1 will go to To Write Love On Her Arms, a charity that presents hope for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and thoughts of suicide, while also investing into treatment and recovery. So if you enjoy this kind of book, are a tiny bit curious about it or have friends that could like it, think about pre-ordering for a good, importance cause. -> Find all of the info to pre-order right here.

“Let yourself live the life you were born to live. Stop affording yourself the excuses you were taught to make for reducing the adventure and pursuing the sedentary. Stand up, tall as trees, and wave farewell to the reasons to be afraid. There is magic to be found, and you were built for the searching. Go.”

Thanks to Tarcher Perigee and Penguin Random House for the review copy of this book. This did not, in any way, influence my thoughts about this.

Tyler Knott Gregson, Wildly into the dark, Published by Tarcher Perigee, March 28th 2017.


The most intimate and eclectic poetry collection yet from bestselling author and online sensation Tyler Knott Gregson
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.

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35 thoughts on “Review: Wildly into the dark, Tyler Knott Gregson

  1. I used to read and write a lot of poetry in high school, but I haven’t found myself having any desire to get back into it since then. This book though – it’s simply beautiful and the quotes that you posted really make me want to give it a chance. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed reading it!

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  2. This sounds like an amazing book Marie. I actually love poetry books, and that like you was something that kind of developed from when I was in high school but just the other way around. I have’t read any but I have a fair few on my to-read list and this will definitely be one of them. I love poems that make me think, and even if it wasn’t all of them the fact that you enjoyed this and you’re not a massive poetry reader is a good sign that this is going to be a great book.
    Also the cover is gorgeous and it’s definitely caught my eye. 🙂
    Great review Marie! 😀 ❤

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    1. Thank you, Beth! ❤ If you love poetry books, then please feel free to pick up that one, it was a lovely read for me and I'm not even that fond of poetry ahah 🙂 Yes, that cover is so stunning, I agree! ❤

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  3. I love poetry, both reading and writing. I don’t read it often enough, nor do I write it often enough, really. This looks like an interesting read and has been added to my TBR of other poetry books. XD Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Marie!

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  4. This book sounds so incredible! The quotes you included, especially the last one, gave me chills and that is always the sign of a book worth reading for me. I’ve never been a huge poetry reader either (beyond books written in verse) because of the same reasons as you but I’ve been wanting to branch out more and read some since I have a few poetry books on my TBR. I am definitely adding this one to my list! Great review as always, Marie! And I’m glad you ended up enjoying this one. 😊♥

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  5. What a great review my Sweechie!! Like you, I owe to school the fact I’ve never found poetry appealing. I remember sitting in class, wondering how the hell they were coming with those interpretations, hahahaha! But Milk and Honey is on my TBR and I hope it sparks something in me for the genre. I love the cover for this book, but my favorite thing is that hope and inspiration you talk about. We need those emotions to win over all those crazy stuff happening around us, and I think it’s a poetry you can get lost in and come back with a stronger sense of everything.
    Bonus point for stepping out of your comfort zone!! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much my sweechie!! ❤ Haha that's exactly it, I could never understand just HOW they managed to do all of these interpretations where to me, it just didn't mean a lot of things.
      Thank you so much, I hope you'll want to try it out! Also, I heard good things about Milk and Honey…maybe I should try it someday 🙂

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  6. What beautiful quotes!

    I know what you mean about poetry. School left me with a very almost defensive attitude about it. Like it made me feel stupid or something, I guess. As an adult though, I am really starting to get into it. I really recommend No Matter the Wreckage, a collection by Sarah Kay. There are a bunch of videos of her performing on youtube if you wanted to check those out before committing to buying the book. She writes beautifully about love, optimism and art. I adore her.

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  7. Wow. You seriously just killed this review! You completely sold me! I wanna read this one and I hadn’t even heard of it until I read your review! I was the same as you when I read milk and honey… I wasn’t sure that I’d enjoy it because poetry was never really my thing. But I floated out of my comfort zone for a minute to at least try it, and absolutely loved it! I would like to read more poetry like it, and it sounds like this one might fit the bill. It sounds like a really amazing, yet emotional read, and I’ll definitely be looking more into it. Thanks, Marie! Amazing review, as always! 💕

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