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.