Nothing’s Lost

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.

Nothing's Lost
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