“A poet of fantastic inversions.” Poetry London

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

“Voraciously experimental, precociously accomplished.” Poetry International


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 […]

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 […]

Revision Diary #1: ‘Seasonal Cartoon’

‘Seasonal Cartoon’ is a draft poem I wrote, I think, about two years ago, originally with linebreaks. These were removed in order to make it a narrow, column-like paragraph, a shape it now seems to have lost through being copied between various documents. The title has also been revised a few times. Here’s the version […]