In My Father's House


John Hodgen

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  • Published: April 2012
  • Subject Listing: Poetry
  • Bibliographic information: 72 pp., 6 x 8.5 in.
  • Territorial rights: World
  • Distributed for: Lynx House Press
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Out of print since 1994, In My Father's House is offered again in a beautiful new edition.

"Here is a unique and unmistakable voice for our moment." - Paul Mariani

"In My Father's House is simply one of the most powerful books of poems I have read in a long, long time. Hodgen celebrates our humanity as he looks, unblinking, at the misery of the world with intensity, integrity, and compassion." - Jim Daniels

"John Hodgen's book is a remarkable achievement, with poem after poem facing the relentlessness of the world and delivering life to us with clarity and an art so deft as to seem invisible." - Vern Rutsala

John Hodgen won the Bluestem Award for In My Father's House and has won a major award for each successive book, including the Balcones Prize, AWP's Donald Hall Prize, the Chad Walsh Prize in Poetry, and several others. He teaches at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

"In My Father's House is a tender book made of tough-voiced poems, that voice tested by loss, educated by it and resolved to live with the uncanny wonder of it." -Lex Runciman, Cloudbank, Winter 2013