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
|Publisher:||Black Lawrence Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Jason Tandon was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1975. He is the author of Give Over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt, winner of the 2006 St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection (Dzanc/Black Lawrence), WEE HOUR MARTYRDOM (sunnyoutside, 2008), and QUALITY OF LIFE (Dzanc/Black Lawrence, 2013). He is also the author of two chapbooks, Rumble Strip (also from sunnyoutside) and Flight, both of which were nominated for the 2008 Massachusetts Book Award. His poems were twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2007 and have appeared in many journals, including New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Columbia Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, Poetry International, Poet Lore, and Fugue. He holds a BA and MA in English from Middlebury College and an MFA from the University of New Hampshire, where he taught writing and literature, served as an intern poetry editor at the Paris Review, and was awarded the Young P. Dawkins III prize. He teaches in the writing program at Boston University.