Kevin Sampsell is the author of the memoir, A Common Pornography (2010 Harper Perennial), and the short story collections, Creamy Bullets (Chiasmus) and Beautiful Blemish (Word Riot) and the editor of the anthology, Portland Noir (Akashic). Sampsell is the publisher of the micropress, Future Tense Books, which he started in 1990. He has worked at Powell’s Books as an events coordinator and the head of the small press section since 1998. His essays have appeared in Salon, The Faster Times, Jewcy, and The Good Men Project. His fiction has been published in McSweeney’s, Nerve, Hobart, and in several anthologies. His novel, This is Between Us, will publish with Tin House Books in November. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and son.