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Categories Poetry

This Far North

Publication Date: March 2023


[Jason] Tandon … does much with few words, with delicacy, precision, and occasional humor. … [This Far North] reminds us there’s meaning to be found in the act of attention itself.

The Boston Globe 

The poems in Jason Tandon’s [This Far North] are timeless and prodigious with a thundering, spiritual stirring of heart and mind.

Water~Stone Review 

With the publication of … This Far North, [Jason Tandon] cements his credentials as one of the truly talented contemporary poets of our time.

—Midwest Book Review


Jason Tandon is a minimalist, a poet who manages stunning effects using the fewest possible elements of his medium. I am reminded of Uta Barth, who says her photographs “talk about the passage of time while looking at things that don’t change that much at all.” That moment of change is what shines in these poems, focused, refined, and magnified as it is by a lens of Tandon’s flawless language. The intelligence in these poems is razor-sharp, lean, and efficient; the kind spirit behind them is generous and immense.
—Eric Pankey

In a world of distraction, Jason Tandon’s This Far North sings: be here now. Tandon is a master at collecting the overlooked splendor of the daily world and turning the common into the complex. Each poem is a delight—profound and precise, image-rich and mindful. The gift of this book is how the lyrical and timeless intertwine, and we are lost in this stunning space Tandon has created. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to fall in love with poetry again.
—Kelli Russell Agodon

Every poem in This Far North seizes a glimpse and expands it into a jolting, sweeping panorama. I finished reading this book feeling, as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, that “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
—John Skoyles

About the Author

© Kishan N. Tandon

Jason Tandon

Born in Hartford, CT in 1975, Jason Tandon is the author of five books of poetry, including This Far North, The Actual WorldQuality 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 PloughsharesPrairie SchoonerThe 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.

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