Arc Review: All the Words are Yours

Posted December 9, 2015 by Emily in Review / 2 Comments

Arc Review: All the Words are YoursAll the Words Are Yours: Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson
Published by Perigee Books on October 20th 2015
Genres: nonfiction
Pages: 144
Format: hardcover
Source: Free for Review
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Here starts the journey

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 This highly anticipated follow-up to Chasers of the Light, presents TylerÂ’s favorites, some previously unpublished, accompanied by his signature photographs, which capture the rich texture of daily life.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.

This book is not the kind that I would have picked for myself. It was sent to me free for review and the concept really intrigued me. Oddly enough, I majored in Japanese in college so I’m very familiar with haiku. This is the kind of book that I’m so glad that I took a chance on because it was so beautiful and rewarding to read.

Each page is very simple. It has a simple handwritten poem on a notecard or post-it or other small piece of paper. The background is sometimes a drawing, sometimes objects, sometimes plain. Its obvious that each picture was painstakingly planned and each poem carefully written.

I just loved this book because it was so unassuming and straightforward. Haiku traditionally are deceptively simple and these do not disappoint. I fell in love with these poems and I’m sure you will too. You can see some the images below so you can see exactly what I’m talking about. You might not think that this book is your style, but you might surprise yourself!

SM61_IJustWantToLoveHWHaiku

SM131_AllTheWordsAreYoursHWHaiku

SM115_WeAreTheLivesTouchedHWHaiku

SM79_BePatientAndWaitTypedHaiku

I read these poems repeatedly, trying to pick my favorite when writing this post, but I just couldn’t decide. Which one is yours?

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