Karol Lagodzki left Poland at twenty and has called the United States home for over two decades. His non-writing careers have ranged from fixing stucco while dangling from roofs in Paris to sorting through human cadaver heads in Jacksonville. His short stories have appeared in The Ryder Magazine, Streetlight Magazine and Tishman Review. He now lives in Indiana with his family and a large dog, and is a Creative Writing MFA student at Mississippi University for Women’s low-residency program. Find him at