Poems 4 A.M.
I was interested in Susan Minot as an author after reading “Lust” from Lust and Other Stories. I noticed she wrote from a woman’s perspective that was focused on an exaggerated emotional response to the idea that men do not love as woman do. I saw it as a one sided viewpoint on how men and woman interact with love and relationships. Although I didn’t agree with what she was say exactly, her raw emotion drew me in and made me want more from her.
Poems 4 A.M shows her breathtaking search for self....more
Susan Minot reinvents sex, love, and self-revelation in her collection of poems, Poems 4 A.M. Minot’s collection evokes emotion and relates to readers because of its universal subject matter: romance, growing up, and moving on. The collection is divided into nine chapters, each relating to a different place ranging from Boston to Rome. Each chapter gives insight to Minot’s life in relation to the place it represents. For example, the first chapt...more
If it wasn’t about the love she had, it was about the love of which she yearned. Her poems were written in a variety of ways. There were short, choppy, one word lined poems, and lengthy, long winded lined poems. Every poem had a rhyme scheme. The array of poems kept the read fresh and captivating. I was not getting tired of reading the same verse...more