Comic, poet, singer, songwriter and glasses-wearer, John Hegley has captivated and devastated audiences all over the country, in theatres, at gigs at the Edinburgh Festival, and with numerous appearances on radio and television. In the Observer's "Expert's Expert" feature, he was chosen as a top fringe comedian by his peers. Time Out describes him as "fabulously funny". Glad to Wear Glasses is Hegley's first full-length collection. It includes several of his pieces regularly featured in the Guardian. It includes over seventy of Hegley's surprising, comic, serious, disconcerting, economical and always original poems.