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A Common Pornographyby Kevin Sampsell
Synopses & Reviews
"Kevin Sampsell's arousing, confrontational stories are a welcome addition to the new wave of American fiction." Ben Neihart, author of Burning Girl
"Kevin Sampsell likes to experiment, and I like the way he experiments — with humor, with the grim, half-lost hours up till dawn, with the harsh wonders of sex. Here is a fresh and crafty voice, announcing its world to your reading pleasure." Barry Yourgrau, author of Haunted Traveller
"Kevin Sampsell's stories are brief incantations, uppercuts to the gut, prose poems given over to the bloodiest realms of the self. It's all here: the emotional squalor, the sweet bite of loneliness. Make no mistake: Sampsell can write like hell." Steve Almond, author of My Life in Heavy Metal
About the Author
Kevin Sampsell is the author of several small books, including Etiquette for Evil, Haiku You, Invisible Radios: Re-mixes, Statistics, Jokes, etc., and How to Lose Your Mind With the Lights On. His writing has appeared in The Stranger, Web Del Sol, 3rd Bed, Bridge Magazine, Little Engines, Rain Taxi, 2 girls review, and elsewhere. His father has retired from working for the Washington State Transportation Department and his mother no longer works at a fabric store. His brother Matt is a sportscaster. His childhood friend Darren now lives in Korea, where he is happily married.
Mike Daily is the author of Valley, available on Bend Press. He makes the zines SPUN and Tilted and is currently working on his second novel. Daily lives in Portland, Oregon, on a diet consisting largely of french bread, Boca Burgers (hint of garlic), baked potatoes, and Chicken Voila!
Melody Owen is a visual artist who has shown in several cities and towns. She travels often and spends many hours underwater, listening for the sound of birds knocking together.
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