John Hegley

(1 October 1953 - / Islington, London)

John Hegley
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John Hegley is an English performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter.

Early Life

He was born in the Newington Green area of Islington, London, England, into a Roman Catholic household. He was brought up in Luton and Bristol. After school he worked as a bus conductor and civil servant before attending the University of Bradford, where he gained a B.Sc. in European Literature and the History of Ideas and Sociology. Hegley has French ancestry (his father's name was René) and claims he is descended from the composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. His paternal grandmother was a dancer with the Folies Bergère.


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  • Francis ngwenya(7/29/2019 7:31:00 PM)

    I love e way he plays with words

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    I love the humour and just plain fun in Hegley's poetry.

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Best Poem of John Hegley

A Comparison Between Logs And Dogs

Both are very popular at Christmas,
But it is not generally considered cruel to abandon a log,
And dogs are rarely used as fuel.

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