Philip Egan's life has always been touched by poetry and touched by rhyme. In his latest collection once again he connects the past with the present with his inimitable style of writing. Poems like The Day We Saved the School and The Whacker take the reader back to those innocent days in rough school yards. The Legend of Kumar Kuala is a story that was used to motivate the Cork Senior Football Team before the 2010 All-Ireland Final. There are poems of humour, nature and nostalgia to captivate the reader. Behold the Men I Knew Before is compelling reading for young and old on the lives of the men who helped to shape modern Ireland. In this collection of one hundred poems there is something for all tastes as the author sets out to prove that poetry can indeed be a joy to read.