Love And Loss And Other Important Stuff by Jonathan Pinnock

A pithy and poignant play on the limits of poetical forms, Love and Loss and Other Important Stuff digs deep to uncover the brutal and beautiful facts of life.











Waking up is too welcoming a phrase

to describe the process:

it’s more a case of smashing his way

through a concrete wall,

head first.


 “Hilarious, insightful and moving. Jonathan’s collection glories in human experience; a balm on modern cynicism and failing to care.”
-Andrea Mbarushimana

“Jonathan Pinnock is a very clever poet; a serious man who doesn’t take life too seriously.”
-Neil Laurenson

 About Jonathan

Jonathan Pinnock is the author of MRS DARCY VERSUS THE ALIENS (Proxima Books, 2011), which occasionally gets included in lists of things that should never have been done to Jane Austen, the Scott Prize-winning short story collection DOT DASH (Salt, 2012) and the bio-historic-musicological-memoir thing TAKE IT COOL (Two Ravens Press, 2014). His stories and poems have won a few prizes and have been read on BBC Radio 4, among other cool places. He is Founder of the online poetry magazine SPILLING COCOA OVER MARTIN AMIS (

Jonathan blogs at and tweets as @jonpinnock.