Construction Literary Magazine

Summer 2017



Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach ( came to the United States as a Jewish refugee when she was six years old, from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, and grew up in the DC metro area suburb of Rockville, Maryland. She spent three years in Eugene, earning an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon. Julia is currently back east, living in Philadelphia and working towards a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the lyric rendering of trauma in contemporary American poetry about the Holocaust. She is the author of The Bear Who Ate the Stars, winner of Split Lip Magazine‘s 2014 Uppercut Chapbook Award.

Nicola Fucigna

Nicola Fucigna ( is currently an architecture student enrolled in the masters program at the University of Oregon. She received an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Arizona. Her literary work has appeared in Camas: the Nature of the West, Capitalism Nature Socialism, The Nervous Breakdown, The Country Dog Review, and The Portland Fiction Project. She is a past editor of the Sonora Review. She has worked for Graywolf Press, Copper Canyon Press, and Kore Press.

Poetry Editor

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

Fiction Editor

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Torrey Crim ( was born and raised outside of Portland, Oregon, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers in 2014. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Epoch, The Master’s Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal and American Literary Review.

Creative Non-Fiction Editor

Noam Dorr‘s ( work has appeared in Seneca Review, Gulf Coast, Wag’s Revue, and WorkingUSA, among other places. He is from Kibbutz Givat Haim Ichud, Israel, and currently lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Architecture Editor

Nicola Fucigna

Web Design Editor

Luke Hollis

Luke Hollis ( is a poet, translator, and digital humanist. He received an MFA from the University of Oregon, and his poetry and translations have appeared in the Birmingham Poetry Review, JMWW, Transom, Construction Literary Magazine, Plainsongs, Fogged Clarity, and elsewhere. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Miriam McFall Starlin Award, Irby F. Wood Prize, and Nebraska Writing Project Award, and has worked as an editor at Construction and Laurus literary magazines. He was born and raised in Geneva, Nebraska. Find more of his work at


Founders: Masha Udensiva-Brenner, Nathan Schiller, David Plick, Domenick Acocella