Jason Tandon


Category: Publications



I wish to thank Diane Goettel and everyone at Black Lawrence Press for believing in this book, and for all of their time and hard work publishing it. The Actual World is now available from Small Press Distribution, Amazon, Powell’s,  and other on-line retailers.

I also want to thank those of you who pre-ordered a copy and those of you who will purchase one in the future. I hope to see you at a reading soon!

Please contact me if you know of a local library or bookstore that might like to carry this title, or if you know someone interested in a review–or if you simply want to comment on the poems. I’d love to hear from you, and I very much appreciate your interest and support!

New Issue of Cold Mountain Review

My thanks to the editors of the Cold Mountain Review for including my poem “On the Dock” in their Spring/ Summer 2019 issue. This issue also includes poems by Wendy Barker, Brandon Krieg, R.T. Smith, and writing and artwork by many others. Click the cover above!

Poem of the Moment

Mass Poetry

My thanks to the editors and organizers of Mass Poetry for featuring my poem “At the Orchard” on “Poem of the Moment.” If you like what you read, you can pre-order a copy of my latest poetry collection, The Actual World, due out in August 2019!


New Issue of Poet Lore

The new issue of Poet Lore is out with work by Traci Brimhall, Michael Collier, Cornelius Eady, Kerry James Evans, Myronn Hardy, David Lehman, Linda Pasta, Hayden Saunier, Jane Shore, R.T. Smith, Adam Tavel, Lesley Wheeler, and Mike White. I am honored to be among this group of esteemed poets, and I wish to thank Jodi Bolz and E. Ethelbert Miller for publishing my poem “Morning Commute.”

This poem is also in my forthcoming collection, The Actual World, available for pre-order now from Black Lawrence Press.


The Actual World: Available Now!


I am so pleased and proud to announce the publication of my fourth full-length collection of poetry, The Actual World. The book will be published in August 2019, and if you are interested in pre-ordering a copy, please do so from Black Lawrence Press. We thank you for your generous support!

Salt Hill

Get your copy of Salt Hill 42 today!

Issue 42 of Salt Hill is out with new work by Lynn Domina, Saddiq Dzukogi, Kevin Phan, Liz Breazeale, and many others. My thanks to the editors for including my poem, “Poem.”

New Issue of Ploughshares

Journal cover image of silhouette woman with a scarf sitting on curved steps

The Winter 2018-19 issue of Ploughshares is out with new poetry by Jill Osier, Sally Ball, Ellen Bass, W.S. Di Piero, Keith Ekiss, Alice Friman, Rebecca Hazleton, Karen Skolfield, Mark Yakich, and the late Tony Hoagland.

My thanks to Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles for including my poem “Man Paddling Canoe with Dog” with this wonderful group of writers.