Jason Tandon

Category: Publications

New Issue of Water~Stone Review

The new issue of Water~Stone Review offers a wonderful selection of poems, fiction, non-fiction, and photography, including work by Ray Gonzalez, Dore Kiesselbach, Alison Pelegrin, Paisley Rekdal, Mary Capello, Adam Clay, Todd Davis, and an interview with Jamaal May.

My thanks to the editors for including my poem, “The Reminder.”

New Issue of Spillway

The new issue of Spillway (#23) is out with work by Norman Dubie, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Gaylord Brewer, Barbara Crooker, Rebecca Faust, David Kirby, Rusty Morrison, Chad Parmenter, Hilary Sideris, Martha Silano, David St. John, Jennifer K. Sweeney, G.C. Waldrep, Andrea Hollander, Melissa Stein, and many, many others.

My thanks to the editors for including my poem, “Self-Portrait: The Poet at Nine.”

New Issue of SRPR


The new issue of SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) is out now, featuring cover art by Carol Emmons, from her mixed-media installation, “Surveying Desire XIII: Observatory;” poems by Katie Ford, Francine J. Harris, Kiki Petrosino, Doug Ramspeck, Susan Terris, Sarah Vap, G. C. Waldrep, and Sam Witt among others; and finally, Aracelis Girmay’s review essay of Eduardo C. Corral’s Slow Lightning: Poems, Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric, and Jean Valentine’s Break the Glass.

My thanks to the editors for including my poem, “What Jack Next Door Remembers about Vietnam.”

“Chewing on life, faith, and art”


Issue 35: A Loss For Words

The latest issue of Ruminate Magazine (#35) is out with the theme: “a loss for words.” Here is an excerpt from editor Brianna Van Dyke’s introduction:

In her collection of essays, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Marilyn Robinson writes about how much she loves what she calls “the frontiers of the unsayable”:

. . . as a writer, I continuously attempt to make inroads on the vast terrain of what cannot be said—or said by me, at least. I seem to know by intuition a great deal that I cannot find words for, and to enlarge the field of my intuition every time I fail again to find these words. . . . The frontiers of the unsayable, and the avenues of approach to those frontiers, have been opened for me by every book I have ever read that was in any degree ambitious, earnest, or imaginative; by every good teacher I have had; by music and painting; by conversation that was in any way interesting, even conversation overheard as it passed between strangers. . . . We live on a little island of the articulable, which we tend to mistake for reality itself…

I love the mystery that is implied in the phrase a loss for words. It means we’ve come to the end of ourselves, which is both frightening and good. It means that no matter how much talking, examining, or even deep pondering we give, some things are simply imponderable. This is certainly true in our response to tragedy, as we are often rendered silent before the painful mysteries of our world, to be still, to remember how small, how inadequate we really are. And then sometimes we get the chance to act, to say I’ll join you to those suffering. The poet Christian Wiman writes: “Silence is the language of faith. Action—be it church or charity, politics or poetry—is the translation.”


I am very thankful to the editors for including two of my poems in this issue, “A Dream of Departure” and “At a Loss.” To read a sample of work, click the cover above.

New Issue of Paterson Literary Review


The new issue of the Paterson Literary Review (#43) is out with a wonderful variety of work by Martín Espada, Jim Daniels, Marge Piercy, Diane di Prima, Grace Bauer, Tara Betts, Laura Boss, Patricia Fargnoli, Gary Fincke, Kevin Goodan, Jim Haba, William Harry Harding, Wang Ping, Carrie Shipers, Vivian Shipley, and many others. My thanks to the editors for publishing my poem “Cleaning House” from my new manuscript The Actual World.

New Issue of Burnside Review

The latest issue of Burnside Review is out with work by Matthew Rohrer, Kim Chinquee, Joel Brouwer, Jennifer L. Knox, Jennifer K. Sweeney, and M.A. Vizsolyi. My thanks to the editors for including my poem “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.” To read a selection click the cover above!

New Poem in Water~Stone Review

The new issue of Water~Stone Review is out with work by Dan Albergotti, Michael Bazzett, Paula Cisewski, Mark Conway, Philip Dacey, Jehanne Dubrow, Leslie Harrison, Sonja Livingston, Camille Norton, Matthew Thorburn, Daneen Wardrop, Xu Xi, and an interview with Benjamin Percy. My thanks to the editors for including my poem, “Between Poems.” Click the cover above for more about this issue!

Two Poems in The Southampton Review


I am very excited to have two poems published in the latest issue of The Southampton Review: “The End of Grief,” which is from my recent collection, Quality of Life, and “Beatitude,” which is from my new manuscript, The Actual World.

I am especially pleased to be included with such poets, writers, and artists including Robert Pinsky, Edwidge Danticat, Barry Blitt, Billy Collins, Rae Gouirand, Martha Hollander, Andrew Kozma, Michael Maslin, Marilyn Nelson, Rachel Pastan, Nahid Rachlin, Paula Whyman, and Siobhan Phillips.

Click here to read a selection from this issue!

Today on Verse Daily

My poem “Reception” was featured today on Verse Daily. If you like what you read please consider purchasing my latest book, in which this poem appears!

Quality of Life Cover

Two Poems in Passages North


I am very grateful to the editors for publishing two of my poems “Paper Mill in Winter” and “Then” in their latest issue. I am especially honored to appear with such a wonderful range of poets and writers including Kyle Minor, Donald Platt, Carol Guess, Abayomi Animashaun, Jim Daniels, Kwame Dawes, Norman Dubie, Bob Hicok, Vandana Khanna, Andrew Kozma, Gerry LaFemina, Christiana Louisa Langenberg, Kelly Magee, Liza Wieland, Nicole Walker, and Ocean Vuong. To read a selection of work from this issue, click here.

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