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A lesson in Can't

Published by Scotus Press, 2014.

Inspired by the time Celia spent working with Travellers A lesson in Can't tells the story of a teacher's engagement with her students, beginning with her arrival in the classroom and ending when she moves on. The poems tell a story we haven't heard before, about a sustained productive engagement between a literacy teacher and her students during which a genuine relationship develops over time, where real work is done, and with a purpose. It is a space where two worlds engage with each other, with varying degrees of success and sometimes hilarious bursts of mutual misunderstanding. Theory, explication, judgement are all absent. 

    - Lia Mills

Interview on RTE Arena

Review from the Irish Times

Article by Lia Mills in the Dublin Review of Books

Available online from Scotus Press

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