Body of Water
In Body of Water Mr. Santosuosso presents a complex series of poems in which a line from one poem often informs the reading of a subsequent one. calling on images from Greek mythology to present day America he moves the book forward: a millwheel, propelled by water as both image and metaphor. In these poems water exists as vapor, fog, and ice; as rivers, lakes, and oceans; as water currents within water, and even as lava, the fluid core of earth itself ... the one that will remain with me longest, is "Body of Water" in which the narrator becomes one with Walden pond as with a mentor or kindred spirit ... With a precise diction devoid of excess Mr. Santosuosso braids these various waters into poems you will come back to again and again.
-Ann Howells, Editor, Illya's Honey