Working with Scallta Media, Paul performed the layout and design of Gathering the Dead in the Garden by John Kelly (2013).
Throughout Gathering the Dead in the Garden John Kelly exhibits an uncanny ability to weave into a coherent whole the many strands of a seemingly discordant world. From the deep ecology that underlines his work, we first observe and then embrace the bright connections that are made: between interiors and exteriors, butterflies and humans, oceans and the cities, and homes and schools. John Kelly handles the lyric form defly and confidently and is possessed of a poetic voice that is full of tonal variation and crystal- clear clarity. Gathering the Dead in the Garden also pays homage to an Enniscorthy upbringing: we learn from these poems what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in the town. Gathering the Dead in the Garden is a most impressive first collection.Eamonn Wall