Teaser Tuesdays #147 ~ Chasers Of The Light ~ Poems From The Typewriter Series

Posted: February 23, 2016 in reviews, Teaser Tuesdays
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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.


Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser for this week is from

chasers of the light

poems from the typewriter series

by Tyler Knott Gregson


My teaser from the hard cover.


the only way

to catch

your breath

is to

lose it


poetry 001


My Review

I won this fascinating collection of poems in a giveaway. It sits on my night stand and I pick it up and open to a random page, reading several before I go to sleep.

I was fascinated with the author’s story of how he came to write the typewriter series.

Remember those old typewriters? Not the electric ones. The ones where you pound on the keys and here that clack, clack, clacking? I loved that sound. And apparently so did the author. He found an old typewriter in an antique store and just had to try it out.

On a whim, he typed a poem on a page he tore from an old book. If you look closely at the pages in this book, you can see through to what’s on the other side. That, and using black out to reveal the words to some of the poems, make for fun reading.

The poems are revealing in themselves. I connected on many levels and some I read several times just to re-experience them.

Poetry as art. Art as poetry. A joy to read.

5 Stars

Read on if you want to know more.


The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane.

One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything.

He fell in love.

Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now known as the creator of the Typewriter Series: a striking collection of poems typed onto found scraps of paper or created via blackout method. Chasers of the Light features some of his most insightful and beautifully worded pieces of work—poems that illuminate grand gestures and small glimpses, poems that celebrate the beauty of a life spent chasing the light.



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  1. Kathy Martin says:

    This sounds excellent. I like books that you can dip into for a brief visit. My teaser this week comes from The Infamous Heir by Elizabeth Michels. Happy reading!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it, but poetry is so not my thing…lol. :)

  3. Beth F says:

    How cool. I don’t read a lot of poetry but I bet I’d like this.

    I’m playing today too at Beth Fish Reads.

  4. Nice review. I don’t read a lot of poetry, but enjoy it when I do.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’ve got it sitting on the nightstand in the guest room for when Mom gets here:) She’ll love it!

  5. I’m not an avid poetry reader. However, like yourself, I like to dip in and out of a book and maybe just read a couple of poems at a time, usually from random pages.

    The story about the author is interesting and yes, I can remember those ‘old’ typewriters very well!

    Lovely lines to share :)

    My teaser lines this week are from ‘The High Flyer’ by Susan Howatch



  6. Sounds fascinating! I love the look of typewritten words….so vintage. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  7. Silvia says:

    I really love poetry and this collection sounds very good! Thanks for sharing both teaser and review, I’ll definitely keep this one in mind :)

  8. Anatea says:

    I am not a big fan of poetry, but I’m glad you enjoyed it! :)

    Anatea | Anatea’s Bookshelf

  9. I thought it was a beautiful teaser and happy to hear you enjoying these poems. I haven”t read poetry in a while and need to get back to it because I really love reading it. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  10. sjhigbee says:

    That’s an extraordinary tale… Though I have to say that I’m a LOT less misty-eyed about the old-fashioned manuals, given that I started my secretarial career on one! They were real finger-breakers to use…. Thank you for dropping by my site:)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I loved the feel of pressing down on the keys and the sound they made! Not so crazy about changing those ribbons though. LOL

  11. Yvo says:

    I really like the sound of the poem! Definitely an interesting read.

  12. Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace says:

    I love it! It is so true! Glad you love this book of poetry so much!

  13. Marilyn says:

    Love the teaser you chose. Great pick!

    I haven’t read too much poetry. Glad you liked this one.

  14. Candid Cover says:

    Such a romantic concept! Reading a poem before bed sounds like a wonderful end to the day. The poem that you shared is so profound! <3