W.T. Pfefferle was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He moved to the U.S. in the late 1970s, did several years of college work, and then settled in Texas for more than a decade where he taught writing by day and played in bar bands at night. He published two books with Prentice Hall in the late 1990s, and then moved into writing program administration and established the Expository Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University. He has been married since 1984. He favors Finlandia vodka, Fender Telecasters, and Nike forged blades.
Undegrad: Arizona State University.
MFA: American University
PhD: University of Southern Mississippi
Publications and Prizes
The Meager Life and Modest Times of Pop Thorndale (NFSPS Press, 2007), Poets on Place (Utah State University Press, 2005)
Antioch Review, Confrontation, Connecticut Review, Cortland Review, Cottonwood Magazine, Gargoyle, Georgetown Review, Greensboro Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana Review, Kentucky Monthly, Mississippi Review, New Orleans Review, Nimrod, North American Review, Ohio Review, South Carolina Review, Virginia Quarterly Review
2007 National Federation of State Poetry Societies Stevens Poetry Manuscript Award.