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The Patron Saint of Ugly Towns

The Patron Saint of Ugly Towns

An illustration to accompany the poem The Patron Saint of Ugly Towns, which appears in Sancti Clandestini, Undercover Saints, the fourth collection of poetry written by Maggie Butt published in paperback by Ward Wood Publishing.

The poem touches on the glimmer of hope that can be found in even the grimmest towns, "where work is history, mines closed, even stubby trees refuse to grow". I've modelled the town on Kirkcaldy in Fife - a seaside town that refuses to acknowledge the sea.

ISBN 978-1-908742-13-1