Poetry. GIVE OVER THE HECKLER AND EVERYONE GETS HURT, winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award, investigates the relationship between tragedy and comedy by attending to the humor of everyday, American reality: the droll, satirical, ironic, and absurd. Comprised mainly of short lyrics, which emerged from cross-country travels and residences in rural New England, this book depicts struggles of people and place with the ever-present potential for laughter.
Jason Tandon is the author of four books of poetry including THE ACTUAL WORLD (Black Lawrence Press, 2019), QUALITY OF LIFE (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), GIVE OVER THE HECKLER AND EVERYONE GETS HURT (Black Lawrence Press, 2009), winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award, and WEE HOUR MARTYRDOM (sunnyoutside, 2008). His poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, AGNI Online, Barrow Street, and Esquire. He earned his BA and MA from Middlebury College, and his MFA from the University of New Hampshire. Since 2008, he has taught in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.Author City: BELMONT, MA USA