Nick Gardner is a writer, teacher, and recovering addict. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from The Ohio State University in 2017 and an MFA in fiction writing from Bowling Green State University in 2021. His novella, Hurricane Trinity, is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press in 2023. 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 or is forthcoming in Epiphany, Reckon Review, The Atticus Review, Ocean State Review, Fictive DreamTrampset and other journals. In his ninth year of recovery from opioid addiction, his research involves drug use, abuse, as well as alternative recovery methods. He has won awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry from The Ohio State University in Mansfield and received grants from PEN America and The Elizabeth George Foundation. He lives in Ohio and Washington, DC.