Poet's Tea

April 13, 2006

Face to Face (my not very long conversation with John Hegley)

Face to Face
At the front of the queue,
My new
To your poised pen;

Could've said;

"Hey John,
Loved the show!
You got the flow;
the know-how
to wow"

"Hey pal,
I'm diggin' your style
Been a fan for a while
Got a sizeable pile
Of books;

I'm hooked."

Says me:
"Do you think
That pen
will work on this CD?"

Says you:
"I think so"


  • Damn. That sounds much more fun than a day in the archive :(

    By Blogger Edward, at 5:03 pm  

  • Twas great - though if it makes you feel any better I'm back in the library now :o)

    Mr Hegley is a legend.

    By Blogger Laura, at 5:08 pm  

  • Isn't that always the way. The things you want to say. And things get in the way. You don't say what you want to say. You just say okay and then you walk away.

    Where in the UK are you then?

    By Blogger Roger Stevens, at 11:11 am  

  • By the way...

    Just noticed that my picture is remarkably similar to Edward's.

    By Blogger Roger Stevens, at 11:12 am  

  • The similarities are alarming. In fact, I've never seen you both in the same room...
    (the fact that I've never met you in any form of room other than the poet's internet cyclepath seems irrelevant for the point)

    I live in SE London (originally from Exeter)

    - John Hegley did a free show in Foyles on Charing Cross Rd on Thursday. He's going to be doing 'uncut confetti' in Battersea this month, which I may also go and see. Though that would bring the number of times I've seen him up to about 7 or 8 so not sure if that counts as obsession.

    By Blogger Laura, at 1:34 pm  

  • It is worse than obsession: You've seen Hegley more times than I've seen U2.

    The photos would be similar if it wasn't for Roger's complete lack of quality parka action.

    By Blogger Edward, at 5:56 pm  

  • Ah Edward.

    If only my photo did justice to my hat!

    By Blogger Roger Stevens, at 11:37 am  

  • A hat AND a parka? Imagine what havoc we could wreak with our powers combined!

    By Blogger Edward, at 4:40 pm  

  • Hi - how's it going? If I'm ever performing in London I'll let you know. I'm only just getting my "grown-up" act together. Mainly I'm performing in schools, festivals etc as a children's poet.
    Off to North Norfolk this week.

    Unlikely to be wearing a parka though.

    By Blogger Roger Stevens, at 2:55 pm  

  • Hello Roger,

    North Nofolk, eh, that'll be nice - countryside trip?

    Definitely let me know if you perform in London. Do you use music with your children's poetry?

    I've only just started doing a bit of performance with my stuff at open mic things.

    By Blogger Laura, at 12:40 pm  

  • North Norfolk? Beware of the seals!

    *leaves, enigmatically*

    By Blogger Edward, at 11:59 am  

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