August 29, 1940 - August 16, 2004

My name is Augy Hayter and this site is to the glory of me.

My published works: The Woman I Love (ISBN 2-909347-11-7) Watching the Wound: a patchwork novel (ISBN 2-909347-02-8) Godbothering (ISBN 2-909347-12-5) Fictions and Factions (ISBN 2-909347-14-1) Five One-Act Plays: Earthly Traps, The Karma Connection, Middleman, Fit to be Tied, Sheherazade (ISBN 2-909347-13-3) These books are described on the publisher's site

I write, edit and publish. I've produced a few books which have never found themselves on the best-seller shelves, but I live in hope. Even if I don't see myself as the type of writer that provides dreams for the millions I know that my work is simple and accessible, and I have what I hope is a balanced sense of my own worth.

How do I see myself as a writer? Brilliant, wonderful, unparallelled wit and wisdom. But that's only my own opinion, because it's not for me to judge. The best I can do is offer my visitor a cross-section of my poetry, prose and drama and let it speak for itself. The only recommendation I'll make is to suggest that you say it aloud, because every word I have ever written has been written with the human voice in mind.

Here are some unpublished poems

Here are some of my published poems

Here are one or two thoughts about Sufism and the the Sufi Tradition

Here is a short story

Here are more photographs of me, both as an old fart and as a youth.

Here are some excerpts from my plays, Middleman, Fit to be Tied and Sheherazade.

My father was a well-known artist, who became famous as a teacher and promoter of printmaking. Before his death in 1988 he gave a lecture at an art gallery in London, which throws an interesting light on the art of his time. Some of his devoted students set up a site for him at, but the lecture transcript I edited is an important document of both the man and the art of his time (he dropped a career in science to become a member of the Surrealist group in the twenties), and what he says may be of interest to you. 

As I grow older, I see my own work as a literary equivalent to what my father was attempting to do all his life. Just as my father spent so many years trying to capture the dynamics of the movement of water (basically an impossible quest), so I try to capture some of the dynamics of the interactions between people. You do your best and you bear witness to what you've seen and felt, but your apprehension will always be partial because to see the overall picture you would have to be God.

Nevertheless we are all part of the universal story, and we all have the right to tell it as we see it.

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