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.
Working Class Poetry: https://www.facebook.com/joegardnerpoet
Poetry on Cadence Collective: 2 Brothers and 3 Sisters, Like An Old Shoe, Expiration, Red Kettles, Drunk Dial, Showed Me, Cartoons, For Ms. A.L. Robertson, Lakewood Oakie, The Play