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Jon is a Derby-born, London-based writer, researcher and editor. 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 writes using a mixture of styles and disciplines, and regularly collaborates with other artists on physical and digital playthings.

“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