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Jon is a writer and editor who specialises in micro-fantasies and formal play. His poems tend toward myth-infused fiction, brief portraits, or games of sequence and combination. He edits multi-author books that blur the lines between genres.

Poetry London have called him a “poet of fantastic inversions”. 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 also published academic papers in the field of game studies. A monograph, Dual Wield: The Interplay of Poetry and Videogames, is due out in late 2021 from DeGruyter.

“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.

More projects

Poems

On Toys

Ludokinetic
Literature

School
of Forgery

I could kiss, say,

Headbooks

Scarecrows

Hybardrids

Tomboys

Birdbooks

Super Treasure
Arcade

Death Daydream
Season

Sidekick Books

Core Samples

Riotous

Superminis

The
Mechamorphoses

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