Book A Day Challenge #2 | Last Read
Day Two - Last Book I Read...
Chasers Of The Light by Tyler Knott Gregson
I'm never really sure how best to tackle poetry collections. I've been dipping in and out of this one for around a week or so and I just finished it this morning. It's a really interesting concept and the notion of stumbling across a typewriter in a junk shop, tearing a page from a second hand book you're going to buy and typing a poem without really thinking about it is incredibly romantic, one of those 'this is meant to be' moments.
There are at least a handful of gems in the collection and I particularly liked the blackout poetry pages, perhaps because it's something fairly new to me & something I'm especially interested in at the moment. There were a fair few that I couldn't connect with at all, however I don't think they fall into cliche territory and I appreciated Gregson's clear voice throughout. But I can't shake the feeling that there's something missing somewhere. Perhaps this is a collection that will benefit from two or three re-reads sometime in the future. I know that I will absolutely keep picking it up and flicking through because I often find that poems may not resonate at first, but on another day they can really make an impact.
If you've read this collection, or seen Gregson's work online I would love to hear your thoughts!
What was the last book you finished reading?