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Jon is a Derby-born, London-based writer, researcher and editor. His work has been published in The Sunday Times and performed on BBC Radio 4, as well as appearing in a number of British and international journals. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2012 and the Poetry London prize in 2014 and 2016. He writes using a mixture of styles and disciplines, and regularly collaborates with other artists on physical and digital playthings.

“Voraciously experimental, precociously accomplished.” Poetry International

“Multifaceted, mega-fabricated, louche architecture.” Magma

Core Samples
(Sidekick Books, 2013) • Collaboration with Kirsten Irving • Currently unavailable

A core sample is a cylindrical sample of rock, bone or other naturally occurring substances taken using a hollow core drill with rotary coring bit. Core Samples uses javascript algorithms to simulate the virtual earth of various computer games at different depths and then make a loose sonnet out of the resulting ‘sample’. Each copy of the pamphlet is unique; we re-ran the algorithms and repopulated the manuscript between prints. Copies were used as a backers’ reward for the crowd-funded Coin Opera 2: Fulminare’s Revenge anthology.

related: Game Poetry.

Some other projects

Game Poetry

School of Forgery



Super Treasure

Death Daydream

Sidekick Books

Core Samples