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.
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.