Jason Sunder is a writer of experimental poetry and prose from Vancouver. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Alive at the Center (Ooligan Press), ditch, filling Station, Memewar, Westcoast Line, and other journals of poetry and poetics.
Jason has read his poems at the TWS Reading Series, the Twisted Poets Literary Salon, the Hogan’s Alley Café reading series, Mashed Poetics, and he appeared on Wax Poetic on Co-op Radio.
His poems are noted for their wordplay, humour and have been commented upon by Poet Timothy Shay as ‘managing to reduce language to its bare essence’.
Jason was a student journalist during his undergraduate career at Simon Fraser University. In 2009, he received the John H. MacDonald Award for Excellence in Investigative Journal for his story ‘Hidden in plain sight: Vancouver’s Poster Wars’ with the SFU Peak.
He studies English Literature at the University of Western Ontario, and his masters’ research concerns the contemporary avant-garde’s use of online technology as a site of cultural resistance. Sunder is also a 2012 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant recipient.
Jason occasionally blogs on experimental poetics, the avant-garde, and other bits and pieces of intellectual ephemera at I Can’t Believe it’s Not Libel, found at:
At the August 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jason will present a selection of his published and unpublished poems.
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