Damian Dressick’s stories and essays have appeared in more than fifty literary journals and anthologies, including W.W. Norton’s New Micro, New Orleans Review, failbetter.com, New Delta Review, Hippocampus, Smokelong Quarterly, and New World Writing. His first novel, 40 Patchown has been published by Bottom Dog Press. His upcoming collection of short stories Fables of Deconstruction will be published in late 2020 by Clash Publications. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. Damian teaches at the Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania.