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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

Unravelanche
(Broken Sleep, 2021) • 34pp

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A blizzard captured on photographic plate. But no ordinary blizzard. In the far north, a library stands fused with a towering ice shelf. As it melts, it turns into a storm of print – one which the ice pilot seeks to capture with her ancient camera. As she advances, she becomes ever more entombed in a tempestuous anthology.

Unravelanche is made up of ‘snowstorm poems’, or ‘snowems’: swirling collages formed from the billow and surf of other books, woven into a very short, very simple story.

“In The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Andersen writes of a boy imprisoned at the north pole, who must form the word 'eternity' from fragments of glistening ice before escape is possible. Jon Stone's 'snowems' boldly create new stories out of a precipitation of literary fragments, transporting us into parallel library enclaves. Unravelanche is a subtle and brilliant unpicking of the archetypes of polar exploration.” – Nancy Campbell, author of The Library of Ice

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