On Friday 3rd Sept, he launched his pamphlet Sandsnarl with the ever-excellent Emma Press.
Sandsnarl is a settlement steeped in sand – though where it came from and how long ago is a matter of tall tales and steely whispers. The sand itself makes accurate record-keeping impossible. It is drug, ore, plague and delicacy. The inhabitants of this region (or is it a fallen kingdom?) talk and think through its haze. Some alter their shape. Others fizz and seethe with the habit of resistance. These poems eavesdrop, extract and sift. Together, they make a brief impression of a time and place, a Buñuelian musical without the music.
Click here to view sample poems and buy your copy!
Secondly, as part of National Poetry Day 2021, the Forward Arts Foundation has featured Jon’s interactive poem Sweet Mystress on their website.
Can you find your way through the island and solve the puzzles you encounter en route?
Click here to test your mettle.