John Hegley

Poet and performer

Collections include Glad to Wear Glasses, The Family Pack and Uncut Confetti.

Public places — private lies
exhibitionist overdrives
From ‘Mobilephobia’ in The Poetry Olympics Poetry Anthology (London: New Departures, 2000)


What we gonna do about grandad’s glasses?
The ones he won’t be going underneath in.
From ‘Grandad’s Glasses’ in The Poetry Olmypics Marathon Anthology (London: New Departures, 2001)




John Hegley
by Nik Strangelove
bromide fibre print, 15 December 1993
NPG x76705
© Nik Strangelove National Portrait Gallery, London