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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

The Mechamorphoses

A collaborative confluence of transforming verse. The Mechamorphoses is an online project which invites writers to submit a poem in two stanzas, the second being a transformation of the first and vice versa. Transformation here is a flexible concept, and might take the form of an anagram, or a homophonic rhyme, a calligrammatic mirroring or any other number of other approaches. Each entry must also take as its subject a character from the Transformers comic and toy franchise – there is an extensive catalogue of these to choose from.

It was a silly 33rd birthday present to myself. The project remains open to submissions.

Some other projects

Game Poetry

School of Forgery



Super Treasure

Death Daydream

Sidekick Books

Core Samples