Peter Hague – poet and artist
When I look at my early work now, stretching back to the 1970s, it almost seems to become a form of archeology; peering in through a tiny hole in some lately discovered wall to find forgotten, yet "wonderful things". To solve the enviable problem of undiscovered books, I published two volumes which form the vanguard of my poetry, the first book being a short 'bridging volume' called 'Hope in the Heart of Hatred', featuring work predominantly from the 1990s. This 'bridging book' acts as a connection between my previous work and the new books I am working on now. These exploded onto the scene with a ripe vitality in a new book entitled 'Gain of Function'. Since then, five other books have also been released – 'Summer With The Gods', 'Louder Prayers', ''The Momentary Clock', The Laments of the Soul and coming soon – 'No Road Home'. You can find more information on all these presentations by clicking on the icons below…

"I see wonderful things!"

Howard Carter – Egyptologist


Click each book for more specific information and a 'look Inside'

I have recently developed a version of 'Look Inside the Book', so that the distinct beauty and individuality of each book can be better appreciated. Look Inside displays a random number of spreads from the various books in a controllable slide show. I consider the aesthetics of each book as an important part of their whole presentation.

All my books are equal in quality and their commitment to truth.

"A poet can survive
but a misprint."

Oscar Wilde

“I hoard books. They are people who do not leave.”

Anne Sexton – American poet – 1928-1974

Follow me on Twitter – @PeterHague

Although I have had an X (twitter) presence for a while now, in the last few years I have started to use it as a platform for releasing some of my very latest poems. This is unusual for me because I tend to rewrite and edit my poems for a very long time, often years. The urgency of X allowed me to experiment with a fresh and dynamic new way of writing, sometimes on current subjects too, though I tend to stay away from the lefts, rights and bandwagons of the recent unsettling wave of identity based politics that is dividing humanity, or at least allowing embedded divisions to widen still further.

X (twitter) offers me a live stage on which to perform and one of the most exciting things for me is the ability to be able to suddenly decide to put my work out into the public domain without all the structures, limitations and interruptions of normal publishing procedure. I have found it gives my work a desirable urgency and a powerful creative surge, while still allowing me to offer poetry of the highest standard that my friends and followers have come to expect from me. I have also had the opportunity to collaborate with other poets and writers who I have been proud to work with.

I have now collected these dynamic poems into an anthology, which has been printed in traditional book form, along with many other poems that were written in the febrile atmosphere of Twitter, though never actually posted. Collectively, they make up 'Gain of Function', which contains a hundred and two poems. Since then I have produced other books where some of the content was first published on X (twitter).

My Twitter address: @PeterHague

“Do I dare Disturb the universe? In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”

T. S. Eliot – The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock – 1915

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