The poems in Nothing’s Lost, Ian House’s second full collection, range from Reading’s side streets to Moscow’s Metro by way of a murderous Victorian baby farmer, Gogol’s nose, and the Tardis outside an Oxford museum. They are linked by a concern with relationship—between individuals, past and present, mind and world, certainty and doubt. Sometimes bleak, sometimes joyous, always inspired by experience’s detail and nuance, nothing is lost on them, a great deal gained.
‘The restlessness and wit that characterise Ian House’s acute truth-telling find lively expression in the exactness of his language, making for poems which are not only highly enjoyable but also stay in the reader’s mind.’ — Lawrence Sail
‘Ian House’s vivid, substantial, detail-packed poems manage to restore the everyday world to its immediate presence while keeping it at a wary, thoughtful, sometimes rueful distance.’ — Conor Carville
About the author: Ian House taught in England, the United States, Moscow, Budapest and Prague. His first collection, Cutting the Quick, was published by Two Rivers Press in 2005. He lives in Reading.
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