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Welcome to Poet comedian John Hegley's Word Wild Web Site

John Hegley - Poet and Comedian

There's masses of interesting stuff about John's Islington connection in a blog called Islington Faces. Who knew that our man was once in a production of The Pajama Game directed by Simon Callow?

John's programme about his relationship with the French Baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau Who Does John Hegley Think He Is? can also be found here or via the app. It will be available until midnight on 31 December January 2098 so be sure to put that date in your diary to be certain you don't miss it.

JOHN HIGHLY RECOMMENDS: Poetry For Good is a social enterprise cleaning company based in London which is launching a new national poetry competition to celebrate and publicise the lives and stories of the nation's Key Workers - cleaners, shopworkers, couriers, nurses, etc. Entry is free, open to anyone aged 11 or over and runs to 26 March. The judges will be three up and coming poets whose new specially written work can be viewed on the website.

JOHN HIGHLY RECOMMENDS: Ant's Daily Poem. Anthony Roberts is director of Colchester Arts centre and has been posting daily poetry to uplift the spirits during these testing times. You can view all the poems on the Arts Centre's Youtube page here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwYeZJrHLpmdbp09oMxshTA.

 

A SMALL INCIDENT IN ANOTHER SPRINGTIME


Approaching the football ground,
Luton, home to Grimsby.
Grimsby are definitely in the playoffs.
Luton definitely aren't, but won't be relegated.
So, there isn't anything at stake in terms of settlings.

Up in front of us,
a small boy with, I guess, his father.
Behind us, two Luton fans, despondent
about how the season has gone.
It would seem the child has never been to a game before
and this is the making
of his springtime and his day.
'Are we there yet?
When will they start?
I can't wait till it starts?
Will we be in time? Is it over there?!'
Then, from one of the two men behind me:
'It's all meaningless, anyway.'

 

A DOUBLE HELPING OF SPUDS!!!!!

        John Hegley New & Selected Potatoes        John Hegley I Am A Poetato

John's new books NEW & SELECTED POTATOES and I AM A POETATO are now on sale. Available in all the usual places!

John on Facebook

Poet comedian John Hegley on FacebookYou can now keep track of John on Facebook - just click on the button. And if you have a Facebook account please click the Like button below, it will help spread the word! Note that this is a Community Facebook page and John isn't personally involved in it. Please don't use it to send him personal messages, use the email address on the Contact John page instead.


John's Picks

Go to the Links page to check out a pot pourri of things that have caught John's fancy. These include Julian Goodacre Bagpipe Maker, Clod Magazine, Luton Haiku, Paul Hegley, Partan Press Children's Books, the Jelly Rollers Dragon (love child of Keith Moore of the Popticians) and the Hat in the Cat hat shop.


John's Fun Limerick Competition

The winning entries can be viewed by clicking here.


Catch John Online

Click here for John's thoughts on Morris Dancing in The Guardian's online comment pages......


PEACE LOVE & POTATOES

Poet comedian John Hegley Peace Love & PotatoesThere's Trains. There's John Keats. There is Joan of Arc. There are trucks and boats and ship. With chips.

What's so funny about peace, love and understanding? With drawings largely by the author.

Find out more about the book.


The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet

Poet comedian John Hegley The Adventures of Monsieur RobinetSeventeen adventures and one short drama, each presented in French and English.

Available from Donut Press for the amazing bargain price of £5 with free delivery! An absolute must for aficionados of the Hegley oeuvre!

Find out more about the book.


Uncut Confetti

Poet comedian John Hegley Uncut ConfettiJohn's book Uncut Confetti has a strong autobiographical strand and a running thread of animal-related poems.

There is the usual abundance of splendid drawings accompanied by a photograph or two.

Find out more about the book.