Other Things I Didn’t Tell

Working with Scallta Media, Paul performed the layout and design of Other Things I Didn’t Tell by Maggie Breen (2013).

Maggie Breen digs deep into personal memory to unearth a vivid picture of a rural childhood, to reclaim that childhood in language, and to reinhabit with power and grace the landscape of those early years. She shines light into the darkest reaches of community and family life and celebrates the tenacity and endurance of the child self. She gives us poems rich in promise: even as she unpacks the complex baggage of a young Irishwoman determined to take the world on her own terms, she succeeds in celebrating the very blessings of that difficult path. These poems bring to mind Kavanagh’s beautiful phrase — To look on is enough / In the business of love.

Paula Meehan