A lesson in Can't
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.
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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