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 this problem – 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. Although not my first book by any means, it was the first to be published. This 'bridging book' acts as a connection between my previous hoarded work and the new poems I am working on now. The newest poems have seen the light of day in a book entitled 'Gain of Function'. Two other books have now also been released – 'Summer With The Gods' and 'Louder Prayers' and you can find more information on all these anthologies below.


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

I have recently developed my own version of 'Look Inside the Book', so that the distinct beauty and individual quality of each book design can be better appreciated. Look Inside displays a random number of spreads from the various books in a controllable slide show. I put a great deal of work into the aesthetics of each volume and consider it an important part of the whole presentation.

All my books are well designed and are produced with quality and good value in mind.

"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

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

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 respect from me.

As you have seen above, 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 my book entitled 'Gain of Function', which contains a hundred and two poems. Since then I have produced two further books, where some of the content was first published on 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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