Jason Tandon was born in Hartford, CT in 1975. He is the author of three collections of poetry: Quality of Life (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt, winner of the 2006 St. Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2009), and Wee Hour Martyrdom (sunnyoutside, 2008). His poems have appeared in many journals and magazines including AGNI Online, Beloit Poetry Journal, Columbia Poetry Review, Esquire, The Journal, Passages North, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry East, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Tar River Poetry. His poems have also been featured on Verse Daily and on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor.
His reviews of contemporary poetry and poetics have appeared in Boston Review, Harvard Review Online, Pleiades, Mid-American Review, and Quarterly West. He earned a BA and MA in English from Middlebury College and an MFA from the University of New Hampshire. He is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.