Jason Irwin was born in Jamestown, NY, in 1971 and grew up in Dunkirk, NY, where he attended both Catholic and public schools.
His first collection of poetry, Watering the Dead, won the 2006/2007 Transcontinental Poetry Award and was published in 2008 by Pavement Saw Press. He is also the author of the chapbook Where You Are (Night Ballet Press, 2014). His one-act play, "CIVILIZATION," had its staged reading debut on April 24, 2010 at The Living Theatre in New York City.
Jason is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia and the MFA Poetry Program at Sarah Lawrence College. He now lives in Pittsburgh, PA.