Nick Gardner has his bachelor's degree in English from The Ohio State University and is currently enrolled in the MFA fiction writing program at Bowling Green State University. He has published one book of poetry, So Marvelously Far (2019), through Crisis Chronicles Press , and his chapbook Decomposed (2017) is published through Cabin Floor Esoterica. His poetry and fiction has appeared in Inlandia, Oddball Magazine, What Are Birds Journal, and many others. In his seventh year of recovery from opioid addiction, his research involves the current drug epidemic as well as alternative recovery methods. He has won awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry from The Ohio State University in Mansfield and performed readings of his work at Overdose Awareness Day as well as other local events. He lives in Mansfield, Ohio and Bowling Green, Ohio.