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Jon is a writer and editor who specialises in hybrid forms, sequences and collaborations, a “poet of fantastic inversions” (Poetry London). 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 has been researching the interplay of poetry and digital games at UWE in Bristol since 2015.

“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