Jason Tandon was born in Hartford, CT in 1975. He is the author of three collections of poetry, Quality of Life (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt (Black Lawrence Press, 2009), winner of the 2006 St. Lawrence Book Award, and Wee Hour Martyrdom (sunnyoutside, 2008). His work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in AGNI Online, Boston Review, Esquire, Harvard Review Online, Mid-American Review, Prairie Schooner, Spoon River Poetry Review, and on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in Writing from the University of New Hampshire, and teaches in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.