Norm is too polite. Scotland’s “Poet Laureate” combines a tin ear, bathos, and fashionable stupidity to give us a poem about Saddam that William McGonagall would have been proud of. Please, someone, tell me it was a spoof, written to draw in people like us.
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Two tin ears. And also a cloth one. His poetry isn’t generally as bad as this; it must be his attitude to the subject-matter that reduces him to such banalities.