August 29, 1940 - August 16, 2004
My name is Augy Hayter and this site is to the glory of me.
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 tractusbooks.com.
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.
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.
are some unpublished poems
are some of my published poems
are one or two thoughts about Sufism and the the Sufi Tradition
is a short
are more photographs
of me, both as an old fart and as a youth.
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
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.
we are all part of the universal story, and we all have the right to tell it
as we see it.