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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

Super Treasure Arcade
(Sidekick Books, 2013) • Currently unavailable

A micro-poem for one computer game from every year from 1971 to 2013. The first Treasure Arcade was compiled as an e-pamphlet for National Poetry Day 2011, almost exactly 40 years after Galaxy Game, the earliest known coin-operated video game, was installed at Stanford University in California. An updated edition, Super Treasure Arcade, with two new poems and redesigned colour pages, was printed two years later as a backers’ reward for the crowd-funded Coin Opera 2: Fulminare’s Revenge anthology.

related: Game Poetry.


Some other projects

Game Poetry

School of Forgery



Super Treasure

Death Daydream

Sidekick Books

Core Samples