Poetry. Jason Tandon's poems cast the mundane as miraculous and remind us that the trials of everyday can test even the most generous heart and patient soul.
"The poems in Jason Tandon's QUALITY OF LIFE meditate on loss, love, the complexities of memory, the way, perhaps, snowdrifts seen from the road recall a sheet covering the body of an old friend lost at sea. Or they speak of our need to hold onto moments of clarity, epiphany, or self-knowledge even as they slip past us. These poems, so many of which exist in the sphere of the familiar—the memory of a piano teacher, a dog bounding through the grass—are acutely observed, thoughtful, occasionally whimsical, and composed with elegance, fine music, and grace. QUALITY OF LIFE is a delight."—Kevin Prufer
Born in Hartford, CT in 1975, Jason Tandon is the author of five books of poetry, including This Far North, The Actual World, Quality of Life, and Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt, winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award from Black Lawrence Press. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Barrow Street, among others. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from Middlebury College, and his M.F.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Since 2008, he has taught in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.
Author City: FRAMINGHAM, MA USA