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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

Core Samples
(Sidekick Books, 2013) • Collaboration with Kirsten Irving • Currently unavailable

A core sample is a cylindrical sample of rock, bone or other naturally occurring substances taken using a hollow core drill with rotary coring bit. Core Samples uses javascript algorithms to simulate the virtual earth of various computer games at different depths and then make a loose sonnet out of the resulting ‘sample’. Each copy of the pamphlet is unique; we re-ran the algorithms and repopulated the manuscript between prints. Copies were used as a backers’ reward for the crowd-funded Coin Opera 2: Fulminare’s Revenge anthology.

related: Game Poetry.

More projects

Poems

On Toys

Ludokinetic
Literature

Unravelanche

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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