Rumble Strip
poems by Jason Tandon

"While [Tandon] writes mainly in free-verse stanzas, he constructs his lines sharply and also includes a sonnet. ... Rumble admirably produced and pleasing to read.”
Small Press Review

“You have to travel Rumble Strip with an empty satchel and an open heart to see into the specific depths of nature coinciding with man’s often destructive symbols, but the reward is that you can see it all through a trained poet’s eyes that show you how to step, how to breathe, and how to live without ever suffering what befalls us all in the end.”
—Paul B. Roth, editor & publisher, The Bitter Oleander Press

“In this book you can find the fingerprints of the trickster, the pilgrim, the lover, the philosopher. I urge you to buy it. You’ll be reading it for years.”
—Mekeel McBride, author of Dog Star Delicatessen: New and Selected Poems, 1979–2006

“[Tandon’s] keen eye and idiosyncratic ear—he picks up shards of language and refashions them, making new wholes from fragments of everyday speech—combine to create a poetry with its own quiet urgency.”
—Jay Parini, author of The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems