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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

Scarecrows
(Happenstance, 2010)

The varying accounts of a parade of shadowy misfits, some in first person, some more scarecrow than others. Bringing them together: an emerging faith in folkloric prophecy and supersititon, since modernity has left them broken-hearted. A patient of laughingstock surgeon Serge Voronoff attests to his full recovery. Josef the golem abhors the daylight. Batman’s Jonathan Crane is regarded through the eyes of a henchman-for-hire, and the roles of exploitation actress Christina Lindberg assemble into one unwieldy monster-girl. Technological witches fall under suspicion, and the new Doctor Who might be a devil who walks the earth. Plus spells, lies, legends, and the mournful aubade of a salaryman waking from a Satanic orgy. All in 32 pages.

related: Three poems in this pamphlet are republished in School of Forgery.

Available to buy


Plain edition: £4 (plus P&P)




Annotated special edition: £10 (plus P&P)
(Plain version with handwritten notes, red envelope with hand-drawn cover, signed on the back)
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Some other projects

Game Poetry

School of Forgery

Scarecrows

Tomboys

Super Treasure
Arcade

Death Daydream
Season

Sidekick Books

Core Samples

The
Mechamorphoses