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Water Becomes Bone (The New Issues Press Poetry Series) Paperback – March 2, 2000
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"The spare, elegant poems in Water Becomes Bone confront with unusual clarity the joys and the anguish of living with others. The contradictions of this considered life-a son's affections and a son's rage, the bones moving gracefully under a child's skin and the bones of another child resting under the earth-are considered with honesty and with a wrenching beauty. These contradictions are sometimes resolved, sometimes not, but each is confronted with wonder, reverence and awe. Oness is a fisherman, and there are poems in this collection that will have anglers pulling on their waders. This book is like a clear pool you can cast into again and again; every poem is a keeper." -- Gary Young
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