G. Bianco, 2019
For anyone who is unaware of who Tyler Knott Gregson is, he is a poet, photographer, and writer best known for his Typewriter Series of poetry. His first work, Chasers of the Light, was a compilation of his Typewriter Series and it became a national bestseller. His most recent release, Miracle in the Mundane: Poems, Prompts, and Inspiration to Unlock Your Creativity and Unfiltered Joy, builds upon what fans love about the poet while offering a chance to see through the eyes of Gregson.
The best way to describe Gregson’s book is poetry mixed with life lessons and challenges. Falling slightly into the self-help category, Greyson mixes his beautiful typewritten poems with challenges for the reader to better improve themselves and the world. This collection aims to inspire readers to unleash their creativity in new and exciting ways and make people see the beauty in the simple things, or the miracles in the mundane.
Overall, this book is inspiring and the prompts and challenges Gregson gives seem to be fun and exciting. What makes Gregson’s book unique is that he gives levels of difficulty for his challenges. That is to say, he offers a challenge that pairs up with a philosophy of his and also gives the reader the opportunity to go “beyond” the original challenge. With his challenges, Greyson also prefaces each chapter with a typewritten poem and cleverly written titles. He also includes a few photographs of nature taken himself that bring a sense of tranquility through their simplistic beauty.
While this book is not like any of his others, fans of Gregson’s typewriter poetry will still get their fill of beautifully written poems. However, this is not just a book of poetry, so if that is what the expectation is, be aware. Gregson’s collection is a great read for both those wanting to dip their toes in the waters of poetry, as well as self-help books. The flow and layout of the book itself makes it feel like a quick and effortless read, while sill working and exercising the mind of the reader through self-reflection. Even if poetry is not the most popular genre of literature in this modern day and age, Gregson’s collections are definitely worth taking a look at!
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