Today I am writing another edition of my book review series. If you haven’t already read my Milk and Honey review, you can see it here.
Rupi Kaur, author of Milk and Honey, recently revealed that she will be releasing Milk and Honey‘s sister book in October. I will be reviewing The Sun and her Flowers shortly after it is released!
But, today I want to talk about another poetry book: Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott Gregson. This book is very similar to Milk and Honey- however, I believe that Milk and Honey is what you read after the breakup, and Chasers of the Light is what you read after you fall in love. Many of the poems in Gregson’s book are inspired by love and relationships, but while Milk and Honey focuses on hurt, Chasers of the Light focuses on happiness.
A very unique component to this publication is its use of a typewriter. Gregson liked the idea that the inability to make edits created poetry in its rawest form. Additionally, Gregson used his own photography to add visual interest to the book.
I found the poetry to be simple, with some poems being more thought-provoking than others. While I enjoyed reading the book, I don’t think I loved it enough for it to be one of my favorites.
My favorite poem was about a train, but I don’t want to spoil it for you because you have to read it for yourself. You may recognize some of the pages from Twitter or Tumblr, as this book is pretty popular and has made its way around social media. Chasers of the Light is targeted at teenagers and young adults, and is a good light read for summer.
In all honesty, I liked Chasers of the Light, but I loved Milk and Honey. I know I have compared the two books quite a bit, but they are too similar not to. I still recommend Gregson’s romantic collection of short poems to anyone looking for some light reading.
What should I review next?