Born and raised in Pennsylvania’s coal country Damian Dressick is the author of the novel 40 Patchtown (Bottom Dog Press). His creative work has appeared in more than fifty literary journals and anthologies, including W.W. Norton’s New Micro, Post Road, New Orleans Review, Cutbank, failbetter.com, Hippocampus,Smokelong Quarterly, HeartWood, and New World Writing.
A Blue Mountain Residency Fellow, Dressick is the winner of the Harriette Arnow Award and the Jesse Stuart Prize. His story collection Fables of Deconstruction is forthcoming from CLASH Books in early 2021. He co-hosts WCONA: LIVE!, a virtual reading series that brings some of the best Appalachian writers to the world. Dressick teaches writing at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.