Uncut Confetti


Hegley, John

20/04/2006 | Paperback |

ISBN: 9780413775702

About Uncut Confetti

A major new volume from 'comedy's poet laureate' The Independent

 New poems, prose and pictures, a mixture of moods, jolly, melancholy, reflective, detective, tales from home and abroad, an uttering of fluttering delight.

The title Uncut Confetti has suggested a few images. One is confetti which has not been bulked out with inferior, extraneous material such as railway ticket snippings or small bits of toilet tissue. Another is a pair of newly-weds, having whole sheets of confetti paper heaved over them on exit from the church or registry office. And a third is a series of newly printed pages ripe for shredding into the appropriate nuptial shapes - a loose collection of celebratory pieces.

'John Hegley is to potatoes what Wordsworth has been to daffodils' Observer

 'Awesomely mundane' The Independent


John Hegley

John Hegley performs live at venues all over Britain, including at the Edinburgh Festival. He appears on television and radio and his poems are featured regularly in The Guardian. He has published numerous volumes of poetry.

His various media appearances include Wogan, Ross, Anderson, a mention on Brookside, two John Peel sessions with musical outfit The Popticians, They Think It's All Over and a host of others. He has also been the subject of a BBC Radio 4 series Hearing With Hegley.

He has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Luton, in which town he grew up. He accompanies some of his verses on the mandolin. He has worked on buses and in a social security office, a hospital and a rag-cleaning factory, but it is the theatre he loves best.


'John Hegley is to potatoes what Wordsworth has been to daffodils'

The Observer



'Scandalously talented... an inventive, eccentric, comic intelligence'

The Sunday Times



'Awesomely mundane'

The Independent



A major new volume from 'comedy's poet laureate'

The Independent

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