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Jon Stone

Jon Stone’s first book of poems is School of Forgery (Salt, 2012). He is an editor at Sidekick Books, the small press he runs with Kirsten Irving. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2012 and the Poetry London competition in 2014.

‘The Academy of New Words’ – essay by Jon Stone

You can tell from the title that this is a conceit poem, and that it’s going to concern itself in part with language. There’s a particular formula to a conceit poem of this type – one which I rather enjoy. The voice is raconteurish and somewhat conspiratorial, relaying events in a manner which assum...

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