THE LOOK-OUT MAN
A career-spanning collection of poetry by Shug Hanlan is due very soon so order your copy now.
Here’s an early taste of what to expect:
When you got babies
In a packet of crisps?
Up tight in parcels of paper
At the bottom of the bag
THEY WERE WEE BAGS OF SALT
The stuff that I sprinkled
My crisps ended up working in the BP.
This poem appeared in issue 7 of Poets Republic which was launched on the 4th of May at the Waverley Bar, Edinburgh.
The Look-Out Man pre-publication promotional campaign continues with an appearance in the Poem of the Week spot in The Scotsman Magazine dated 25/05/2019.
They picked a poem first published over 20 years ago but at least the guys mentioned will be out of jail by now.
As far as the Cutler comparison goes, Shug isn't in the same Scotch Sitting Room as the great man.