[Jason] Tandon … does much with few words, with delicacy, precision, and occasional humor. … He reminds us there’s meaning to be found in the act of attention itself.

The Boston Globe

Tandon practices the aesthetics of the afterthought … finding the exact point at which a recognition or delayed perception enacts a shift, and the seeming ordinary suddenly feels numinous.

 —Sven Birkerts

Jason Tandon’s poems feel lived in, available at all hours of the day.

—Mark Decarteret

Born in Hartford, CT in 1975, Jason Tandon is the author of five collections of poetry: This Far North, The Actual World, Quality of Life, Wee Hour Martyrdom, and Give Over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt, winner of the 2006 St. Lawrence Book Award for a first book from Black Lawrence Press.

His poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Barrow Street, The Cortland Review, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Esquire, AGNI Online, Poetry East, Poetry International, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Tar River Poetry. His poems have also been featured on NPR and on Verse Daily.

He earned a B.A. and M.A. in English from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied with the late Charles Simic. He is currently a senior lecturer in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.


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