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Harvard-Allston Partnership Fund Residents | Mass Poetry Festival
Patrick Donnelly will be the fall resident in the Gardner Pilot Academy's 5th grade class and Jason Roush will be the spring resident for the 4th grade.
Jason Roush is the author of three books of poems: After Hours (2005), Breezeway (2007), and Crosstown (2009). He teaches writing, literature, and cultural studies at Emerson College.
Contributors | Breakwater Review
Jason Roush is the author of three books of poems: After Hours (2005), Breezeway (2007), and Crosstown (2009). His poetry and reviews have appeared in Best Gay Poetry 2008, Bay Windows, Brooklyn Review, Cimarron Review, The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches writing, literature, and cultural studies at Emerson College, where he is Faculty Assistant to the Director of the Honors Program.
Jason Roush is the author of three books of poems: After Hours, Breezeway, and Crosstown, all published by Orchard House Press.
He teaches at Emerson College and New England Institute of Art, and he recently completed his fourth collection of poetry, titled Dispossession.
The Poetry of Jason Roush
(Photo by Jason Roush, 2004) "In these spare and lyrical poems, Jason Roush writes, like the great Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, about the ordinary, passing moments of our lives, which are 'suspended / over the swift water of years // that cannot last or happen again.' These poems-at once so wry and conversational, so ardent and precise and unafraid of feeling-remind us in their beauty that we are all living in the 'breezeway of time,' in that long, open passage between all that seems lost and all that still remains." -Richard McCann, author of Mother of Sorrows "'Should we / take a breath / or not? / Make music // broken or contained?' asks Jason Roush near the end of Breezeway. Throughout this collection, Roush has consistently shown deliberation, and deliberateness, to be musical: his lines, beautifully broken, are shapely containers of his syntax. For him, the lyric impulse is alive and well, and Breezeway affords the reader an unhurried and expansive pleasure that is nearly extinct in our electronic age. Orchestrating echoes of predecessors from Plath to Cavafy-and Hofmannsthal, in two astonishing translations-this poet writes with a quietude and precision that confer the patina of history upon even the most contemporary subject matter. Whether in the guise of a flâneur who sees a drag queen's 'blue kimono / serenad[ing] summer's end' or contemplating B-movies from the eighties, Roush slows the language down, burnishing each word so that thought and remembrance become vehicles of beauty." -Christina Pugh, author of Restoration Jason Roush teaches writing, literature, and cultural studies at Emerson College and New England Institute of Art. His poems, criticism, and other writings have appeared in Best Gay Poetry 2008, Bay Windows, Breakwater Review , Brooklyn Review, Cimarron Review, Expression Magazine, The Fossil Record , The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, The James White Review, Lambda Book Report , Out Magazine, Provincetown Magazine, RFD (Radical Faerie Digest) , 236, Verse Daily, and the anthology This New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians 2 . He is the author of two other books of poetry, After Hours (2005) and Crosstown (2009). He can be reached via e-mail at: ProfRoush@aol.com
College Admissions Prep at Tufts University: Summerfuel
Faculty Bio: Jason Roush
Jason completed his BA at Emerson College and his MA at Boston University. He has taught writing, literature and interdisciplinary courses on cultural studies at Emerson College since 1999. Jason joined Summerfuel CAP as a writing instructor in 2010.