John Hegley: I am a Poetato

The Flying Duck

Hegley has a sense of humour and a view of the world that is so delightfully off beam that anything he writes about is transformed. A zebra in his bestiary is not striped but spotted and why not? The little sketches he’s drawn are hilarious even without the words, but his skewed and fantastical vision informs even the most normal-seeming creatures. His world is ready to turn in an instant into somewhere most odd and he just goes with the flow and behaves as if this is all completely okay and not to be wondered at but rather accepted.’

‘Family life would be a lot easier if you could just open the cupboard and pull out your Hegley every time things got fractious, heated or miserable’

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* Photography by Suzi Corker


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