Jack Young is a writer and socially-engaged artist living in Bristol. He writes hybrid work exploring land justice, queer ecologies and hauntings of landscape and archive.
His debut chapbook is URTH (Big White Shed:2022), he co-edited the book Haunting Ashton Court: A Creative Handbook for Collective History-Making (2023) and his most recent pamphlet is in the country garden/the end of england (SPAM Press:2023). Other writing has been published by Somesuch Stories, Lunate Journal, Caught by the River, 3 A:M, Hinterland Magazine, ENTROPY, among others. He also co-hosts the literary podcast Tender Buttons in partnership with Storysmith Bookshop. Recent guests include Max Porter, Bhanu Kapil, Lola Olufemi, Rebecca May Johnson, Octavia Bright, Melissa Febos and Preti Taneja, among many others.
As an educator, he works with young people using arts-based critical pedagogy, applied theatre and creative writing to explore themes ranging from fabulist approaches to reanimating the gaps and silences in historical archives, to queer ecologies and speculative fiction.He has worked with community spaces and cultural institutions in Barcelona, London and Bristol including MACBA, Institut Broggi, the Royal Academy, Horseman Museum, Tate, Gasworks, Spike Island, UWE Bristol, Acta Theatre and Artspace Lifespace.