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 poetry and reviews have appeared in such journals and magazines as AGNI Online, Bellingham Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Esquire, Harvard Review Online, Mid-American Review, Paterson Literary Review, Pleiades, Poetry East, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, and Spoon River Poetry Review. His poems have also been featured on Verse Daily and on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. He earned a BA and MA in English from Middlebury College and an MFA from the University of New Hampshire, and he teaches in the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.