Nick Gardner is a writer, teacher, and recovering addict. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from The Ohio State University and an MFA in fiction writing from 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 The Atticus Review, Ocean State Review, Fictive Dream, and other journals. In his eighth 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 Ohio.