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“A poet of fantastic inversions.” Poetry London

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

“Voraciously experimental, precociously accomplished.” Poetry International

Prac Crit & Beatrice Garland

A reminder to myself that I also do critical writing! A short close reading of ‘The Academy of New Words’ by Beatrice Garland appears in the latest edition of Prac Crit, a rather slickly rendered online journal of poetry and criticism with a separate viewing pane for the subject of the critique alongside the critique […]

BEAR INTERVENTION! / Lives Beyond Us

Lives Beyond Us is the first big Sidekick Books anthology/treasury without my name on the cover. The editors this time around are my Sidekick teammate Kirsty, who curated and edited the poems, and PhD film scholar Sebastian Manley, who commissioned and edited essays for the book.I do, however, have an essay published in it. An essay […]

Giant Strange @ Roulade #2

Roulade is Wayne Holloway-Smith and Llew Watkins’ one-night-only live walk-through magazine, and for the second issue (theme: Hubris) they had me round up a team of poets to create giant concrete poems in the shape of kaiju from the Godzilla and Gamera franchises.I’m going to say that again in bold caps. GIANT CONCRETE POEMS IN […]

Double Bill

Catch-up seasons continues!One and a half poems of mine are published in Double Bill, a new anthology from Red Squirrel Press. It’s the sequel to 2012’s Split Screen, both books being edited by Andy Jackson and concerning themselves with popular culture, predominantly TV, film and music. Whereas I was familiar with much of the subject matter of Split Screen, however […]

The Best British Poetry 2014

Got some major catching up to do here. It’s a good job I don’t have any competitors in the ‘news on Jon Stone’s recent publications’ stakes.A short poem of mine, ‘Endings to Adventure Gamebooks 17’, appears in The Best British Poetry 2014, edited by Mark Ford and published by Salt. My name also appears on the […]

Robert Burns Anglicised Megamix Mash

Composed for the Beer Boutique’s Burns Night Rampage. Drink a finger for every reference to boozing.   Here’s a bottle and an honest friend! The devil’s away and the devil’s away. Oh, nought but love and sorry joined. The devil’s away and the devil’s away.   Here brewer Gabriel’s fire’s extinct. The devil’s away and […]