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Wildly Into the Dark: Typewriter Poems and the Rattlings of a Curious Mind

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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
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Tarcherperigee
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Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'there is life in you yet, a heart that thumps wildly and calls for the thunder to listen.'

i came across tylers poetry randomly on tumblr a few years back and i have been obsessed ever since. his words have such a gentleness to them, the kind of tender feeling that only comes from the most sincere place of the heart.

and although there are many poems that i didnt quite relate to, that did not lessen my enjoyment of this collection. he has such a way of conveying emotions, that even if i have
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Wildly Into the Dark was a good book. I enjoyed it. I read through the entire thing in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed a majority of the poems but I feel like I would have connected with them more if I had been in a more similar mindset as the author during the time he wrote these poems? I'm not saying I want to be heartbroken or sad but I'm in a good place, mentally wise, so it was hard for me to emotionally access some of these poems. I'm not saying that you have to sad ...more
Jun 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Good collection of short poems that I didn't quite connect with.
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I struggled to read this without seeing tumblr poetry tropes. Its kinda cheesy, and I dont see it trying to do anything new. I get a lot of lets quit our jobs to travel the country and fall in love vibes. Which fail to make me feel anything. I think part of the problem here is that the poems lack conflict entirely. I know this is poetry, not prose, but conflict still enriches the loose narratives that exist. (And this style of writing seems better suited to prose anyway, if you want my
Jillian Owens
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Live fully is the main message I got from this collection of poems. The writing is phenomenal.
Madalyn Beck
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
This book is filled with beautiful and peaceful prose. I simply adored all of these pieces. Tyler Knott's books have yet to disappoint me even a little. There are so many pieces in here that caused me to stop and ponder. They settled inside me and made a home. They brought a calming to my stressful days.

If I do not follow you
out of this zone of comfort
I've lived safely inside,
Push me, pull me, or
throw me from that
circle. If my wander loses
its lust, if the soles of my feet
begin to rust, if I
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: already-own-read
This book is just gorgeous, gorgeous to look at, to read, and to feel. Tyler Knott Gregson's poetry is bound to make you feel whether you want to or not. I thought I was just going to look at this book on a lazy afternoon, but I was mistaken. I was taken through the wringer of life and death, with lots of love and romance along the way.

For those of you familiar with Gregson's poetry, he actually types out the poems on a typewriter on scraps of paper, and the book includes photos of these. This
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I truly adore Gregsons writing. This is the second collection of his that Ive had the pleasure of reading and Im looking forward to so much more from him. His poetry beautifully reflects upon love and life, in all its glory and defeat. His words take my breath away.

The truth I have known, longer than I havent, is that we are not always surrounded by light and light alone. There is darkness, and there are dark days; there are storms as often as there is sun. Perhaps for me, art, and the
Kellen O'Grady
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
TKG is a poet for our time. He digs deeply and speaks right to the truth of human experience. I use so much of his poetry in prayer.
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars, poetry
2 out of 5 stars

i'm not sure how i feel about gregson's writing...i want to like it but there's something about it that feels meaningless and dull. i liked a few poems in this collection, but overall, i wasn't a huge fan of his writing style or subject matter. unfortunately, a majority of the poems in this collection felt like regurgitations of poems from chasers of the light.
Meg - A Bookish Affair
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, poetry, 2017
"Wildly into the Dark" is the new book by author Tyler Knott Gregson. It's his third book of poetry and it touches on everything from love to nature to travel. Some of the poems are incredibly personal and intimate and he has a great way of reaching out to the reader from the pages and making the reader feel like he's talking directly to them.

This book is so much more than just a poetry book though. Gregson is also a great photographer and puts a lot of his photography in this book. The
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
This was repetitive in some themes--you can tell this guy really loves campfires--but still beautiful and real and slow-breathing. This was like sitting across from an old friend at a restaurant, and listening to him describe the love of his life while blindly signing the check. He can't say enough good things about how love feels.

There's other poems about feeling peace and unity with the earth and all its inhabitants and whatnot. There's some prose snippets I really enjoyed too--the hot springs
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For awhile now, I've been searching for some modern poetry that isn't angsty or depressing, and this was exactly what I needed. The author writes heavily about nature and love without getting too preachy or overtly sexual. The poetry was well balanced with peaceful ideals and nods to self awareness and "carpe diem" type writing without it being blatantly pushed in your face. I LOVED IT. And the book itself is beautifully made.
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
I honestly just felt like it was way too long. 3/4th of the way through it felt like poems were repeating themselves. Until like the last 4 pages where they got good again. But by that point I was already done.
Casee Marie
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tyler Knott Gregson is beloved for his typewriter series of poems scattered meaningfully upon found scraps of paper, makeshift canvases for simple, profound pieces of introspection. He writes of courage and love and wanderlust, and the picture he paints with his words becomes a representation of a life lived wholly, fearless of the dark places and brilliant in the light. Wildly into the Dark is his third outing in the publishing world Gregson regularly shares his work on social media and ...more
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wildly Into the Dark was one of the first poetry collections I ever purchased, and although it was not the first one I finished, it was the beginning of a journey into a poetic world that has inspired me in so many ways. It is the collection I find myself in the most, and I truly believe that anyone can carve apart any poem in this wonderful book and find themselves served upon the page.

Gregson is a wanderer, lover, and insightful appreciator of the world; his poems range from odes to the woman
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
They asked me what poetry was,
and as few things have,
it stole my speech for a moment.
All I could think to say
was that poetry
is the taking an ache
and making it sing.

I always find it difficult to rate poetry books because there is such a range of artwork within them. One poem may touch us on a deep, resounding level while another one doesnt quite land! But I think this is how poetry is meant to be open to interpretation and having many meanings to many people.

Ive been a fan of Tyler Knott for
Allison Janicki
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I had a weird experience reading this book. I did like most of the writing--it was definitely better than a lot of the other modern poetry I've read recently. I think my main problem with the book was, ironically, what made it unique from most other poetry books: the layout/photographs throughout. I get that the typewriter theme is supposed to be cool and hipster and make the book seem old-timey and classic, but besides the aesthetic of the typewriter font, I don't think it was really necessary ...more
Jordan Louks
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Love is love is love and when time cuts its way like a river through the valleys of our existence, our brief and tiny knot on the endless thread, I want to know that my feet knew the damp soft soil on the right side, the right bank of history. Love is love is love and how hauntingly small are those that ever place rules on where it can land and whose heart it can fill."

"I am not wrong to demand startling humanity, the absolute equality that was built into us at birth but was somehow stripped
Christie Gribschaw
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I didn't quite like this book as much as Chasers of the Light but I still thought the poetry was very honest and beautiful. Not sure if it's because I'm in a different headspace as when I read COTL but that probably has something to do with it. And also, I know this sounds privileged or whatever but I just didn't want to read poetry that was political. At times some of his poems felt very much political and about what's going on right now in the world and so much of the day to day is saturated ...more
Quinesia Johnson
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The layout of the poetry book was most impressive. They're all written in typewriter on various paper, and gives a scrapbook appeal. It was part art, part photography, partly casual, and all sentiment. Gregson writes a lot about a mysterious woman he esteems, which is somewhat excessive, but makes you understand his heart, and where he was at the writing of most of the poems. I particularly enjoyed his poems on his travels and nature and life inspiration. I would love to see him branch out into ...more
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
They asked me what poetry was,
and as few things have,
it stole my speech for a moment.
All I could think to say
was that poetry
is taking an ache
and making it

I tried not to love this collection, but here I am.

Like all of his work, this collection is raw and heartfelt. Tyler Knott Gregson has no problem cutting himself open and showing the reader his innards. All the messy ugliness and all his flaws. While I severally dislike the phraseology "voice of a generation", Gregson is certainly
Lizzy Seitz
Nov 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
1.0 star out of 5 stars

This just wasnt for me. The style and content of the poems felt forced and unreal. Honestly it felt as though someone was trying to be better at writing and all knowing when they arent. Again thats just my opinion but it made it where it just didnt click for me so Ill be getting rid of the book so hopefully someone can have a chance to fall in love with it since I didnt.
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most beautiful poetry I've read in a while.
It gave me a feeling I can't quite describe, like I want to wander into the unknown, turn my life into a series of adventures, leave behind the little confusions of daily life, learn things I didn't know I didn't know, just do more & love more & be more.
I loved it.
I really enjoyed his other books when I read them but this one seemed to fall flat. Some of the poems I enjoyed but others were not resonating at all. I found myself skipping some because of my disconnect to them. Maybe I will be able to reread this at a different time and feel better about it. As always with his books, I enjoyed the photography and the typewriter form.
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"We must find the places and make the love, explode into a million fragments of laughter and week unashamed. We must find the adventure, the grandeur, before all this goes, and all that arrives." - Tyler Knott Gregson

This book is magic. The poetry is beautiful, and each page is full of inspiration for seeking out joy and energy and life. A true treasure.
Kelly Case Burroughs
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
It is always thrilling to read TGKs words and have inspiring perspectives (that may just be mine!) and find personal meaning and relation with the experiences that lead to the poems Tyler writes. I love it! And this is an especially cherished autographed copy from Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. ❤ ...more
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, from-author
A few years back, I discovered Gregson's poetry online, probably something like Pinterest. I was interested in reading more, so I picked up Chasers of the Light.

When the publisher contacted me about reading this one, I jumped at the chance.

Gregson's style has changed a little in the years between. Well, I should say the subjects of his poems have changed. Chasers of the Light was full of wonderfully romantic poems with a few philosophical/deeper poems mixed in. This book is the reverse, with a
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
My 7 y/o grandson gave me this for Christmas which surprised me. I've never been one for poetry, but this seemed interesting. Although I skimmed over a major portion of the "love poems," I found a few I could relate to.
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