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“April Snow”


The new issue of the Spoon River Poetry Review is out with work from Jean Valentine, Marcela Sulak, Joshua Corey, Jeff Friedman, Hoa Nguyen, Yu Xiang, Rachel Zucker, and a poem by Jason Tandon:


After we have pushed back

from the Easter table,

retired to the front porch

bathed in a late afternoon sun

where a couple of uncles

still have room to guzzle beer

and suck the salty marrow

from the cracked shanks of a roasted lamb,

an evening flurry

thickens overnight

into a six-inch snuffing

of the sodden, spring green.


To read the whole poem, please consider pre-ordering a copy of Jason’s forthcoming collection Quality of Life. Thank you for your support!

Preview of Tandon’s Quality of Life

Jason Tandon’s poem “Fatherhood, Beginnings,” appears in the summer issue of Prairie Schooner and will appear in his next collection, Quality of Life (due out from BLP in February, 2013).  This issue also includes poems by Sharon Olds, Maxine Kumin, Bruce Bond, Paul Dickey, Robert Gibb, John Kinsella, Donald Platt, Robert McNamara, Chad Prevost, Floyd Skloot, Alexandra Teague, Katie Umans, and Charles Harper Webb, among many other contributors. To pre-order a copy of Quality of Life, please click one of the links below.

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Jason Tandon on Verse Daily

Jason Tandon’s poem “Grace” from his book Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt (winner of the 2006 St. Lawrence Book Award) has been featured on Verse Daily.

Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt is available from Amazon and Black Lawrence Press.