Nick Papaxanthos was born in Cyprus and lives in Montreal. His first book is Love Me Tender (Mansfield Press 2015). He is the author of the chapbook Teeth, Untucked (Proper Tales Press, 2011) and the winner of the 2014 John Lent Poetry-Prose Award for his chapbook manuscript Wearing Your Pants. His work has appeared in This Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, Lemonhound, Lake Effect 5, and elsewhere. He is also a jazz pianist and is fond of sandwiches.