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A Scarcity of Biscuit

John Hegley


John Hegley weaves a colourful collection of musings, drawings and dialogues around the poems, letters and loved ones of John Keats. If you are a lover of Keats’ poetry, or are newer to the poet and want to explore his work, this collection allows the reader to share in the author’s enthusiasm and passion for one of Britain’s best loved literary figures.

John Hegley was born in Islington, North London, in 1953 and currently lives in the neighbouring borough of Hackney. He was educated at schools in Luton and Bristol before studying Sociology/European Literature and the History of Ideas at the University of Bradford. His livelihood has mainly been made by creating and performing content for workshops, festivals and theatre and radio. This has consisted of songs, poems, drawings, and other activities, including French baroque dance.

He was the Keats House poet in residence in 2012.


Caldew Press



Publication Date:

2021 November


Paperback; 200 x 127mm




Some black and white illustrations

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