Life is change and life is various. The new poems in Ian House’s Just a Moment consistently probe the transformations wrought by aging and by creation but their subjects range from Wallace Stevens’s guitar to a child drawing, from a medieval monk cataloguing saints’ bones to Ovid’s violent and sexual Metamorphoses. A central sequence explores the nature of art through the paintings of Paul Nash.
Ian House. Paperback, 210 x 135mm, 84 pages, April 2020.