Dr. Jon Stone

Staff. Poetry and Research

Jon is a poet, researcher and editor with a specialism in hybrid and ludic literary forms, interactive fiction and collaborative writing. He has previously won a Society of Authors Eric Gregory Away, the Poetry London prize (twice, in 2014 and 2016) and the Live Canon International Poetry Prize. He has exhibited his ludokinetic poems (digital poetry games) at the Southbank Centre Poetry Library and the National Videogame Arcade, and writes critically about the need to engage with poems in a more playful, open-minded manner. He is a co-director of Sidekick Books, a small press which focuses on multi-author mixed-genre anthologies.

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Email: jon.stone@aru.ac.uk

Selected Bibliography

Poems Are Toys (and Toys Are Good For You) (Calque Press, 2023)
Roll Again: A Book of Games to Play (edited, w. Kirsten Irving) (Sidekick Books, 2022)
Dual Wield: The Interplay of Poetry and Video Games (DeGruyter, 2022)
Sandsnarl (The Emma Press, 2021)
Unravelanche (Broken Sleep, 2021)
Bad Kid Catullus (edited, w. Kirsten Irving) (Sidekick Books, 2017)
School of Forgery (Salt, 2012)