John Hegley

Poet and performer

Black and white photo of a man with light skin tone, wearing glasses, a hat and coat, leaning against a wall John Hegley, by Nik Strangelove, 15 December 1993, NPG x76705, © Nik Strangelove / / National Portrait Gallery, London

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 Olympics Marathon Anthology (London: New Departures, 2001)