Poems 4 a.m.

Susan Minot

oh, no. more rhyming poetry and about love too. at times this reminded me of marilyn hacker except that hacker has something that minot does not: certainty? only two poems were truly memorable to me (“Bulbs” and “Dawn in a Chilmark Barn”) and otherwise the themes of places and lovers seemed uninspired. maybe her voice isn’t concrete or dynamic enough. there’s nothing weighing her words down for me.

the book does have a note on the type (monotype dante) though, and i love those.

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