J. W. Gardner

Joe Gardner was born in June of 1974 in San Bernardino, CA. At the age of two he moved to Modesto Ca. At 13 he moved to East Lakewood CA in LA County He graduated from Artesia High School in 1992. From 1993 to 1996 he was a paratrooper in the United States Army. He has walked the blue collar roads of America over the last two decades and you can hear it in his poetry. Joe has been published in Modern Drunkard Magazine and The San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly. Joe is also the winner of the 2013 Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award.


To learn more about Joe and his poetry, visit his website.