Publisher: Perigee (Penguin Random House)
Format: Hardcover (from Publisher)
Page Count: 144
Every day for the past six years, Tyler Knott Gregson has written a simple haiku about love, and posted it online. These heartfelt poems have attracted a large and loyal following around the world. This highly anticipated follow-up to Chasers of the Light, presents Tyler’s favorites, some previously unpublished, accompanied by his signature photographs, which capture the rich texture of daily life.
This vibrant collection reveals the intimate reflections of one of poetry's most popular new voices -- honest, vulnerable, generous, and truly present in the gift that is each moment.
The format used in this book reminds me of the book Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony because of how the story is told through beautiful photography. In this book, each page includes an artsy photo of a sticky note that parts of the poem have been handwritten on. The style is both unique and works well. As for the words on these sticky notes, they feel very authentic and they even look like a person's natural handwriting. Each one speaks about passion and love in a hopeful and elegant way. There were times where I found it took me a second or two to make out some of the words due to the font style, but this took very little away from the book itself.
The poetry in this book was in the form of a haiku and I loved it. I will be totally honest in saying that I am NO poetry expert, and most (more like all) poetry sounds wonderful to me, but nevertheless it was still very well done in this book. I am not sure what type of magic allows for an author to write poetry that sounds so heartfelt and meaningful, yet doesn't feel overdone or cumbersome, but Gregson seems to have done it with ease. Every line is quotable and I kind of want a t-shirt now with all the wonderful lines from this book on it.
"All we have endured will make us invincible. From the fire comes strength."
-Tyler Knott Gregson
And that is only one example out of dozens more. Overall, this is a very short and sweet book that should be great to save for a day where you feel a bit down or blue. Just picking up this book and flipping through a few random pages can transfer kind, hopeful vibes into your system.