Writer - Musician
My poem Brasserie Depuis Ma Fenêtre (From My Window) has won second prize in the 2023 Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition. Many thanks to the generous insight of judge Alex Josephy, who wrote:
“A clever idea, sustained throughout with inventive wit. This has made me smile every time I’ve read it. The poem nicely oversteps its own constraints here and there, in a way that enhances it – list poems can become too predictable, but this one does not.
The descriptive details are very well observed, and it’s laced with little verbal jokes. The succession of small telling details adds up to a vibrant portrait of a place, and of an observer’s point of view. It reminds me of the way we watched the world from windows during the pandemic.”
"The best books I have read always end with me tearing up and smiling and sighing all at once. It means that the book has gone under the skin of a chattering editor and critic, stilled the voices, and stayed. Thank you for this book, Jon, and for all the lessons in loving and healing."
Bhumika Anand, Writer and Director of the Bangalore Writers Workshop
I'm always open to collaborating on musical and writing projects. Contact me to discuss your idea.
Also available for manuscript feedback, editing, proofreading or one-on-one mentoring sessions.
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