Kevin Prufer

Texas, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Kevin Prufer's ninth book of poems, The Fears, was published in 2023 by Copper Canyon Press.  His first novel is Sleepaway (Acre Books, 2024).  He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston and Lesley University's Low Residency MFA program.


Twitter Username: @Prufer_Kevin


  • Strange Wood , LSU/Winthrop (1997)
  • The Finger Bone , Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary (2002)
  • Fallen from a Chariot , Carnegie Mellon (2004)
  • National Anthem , Four Way Books (2008)
  • In a Beautiful Country , Four Way Books (2011)
  • Churches , Four Way Books (2014)
  • How He Loved Them , Four Way Books (2018)
  • The Art of Fiction , Four Way Books (2021)
  • The Fears , Copper Canyon Press (2023)
  • Sleepaway: A Novel , Acre Books, forthcoming


  • Professor at University of Houston Creative Writing Program
  • Editor-at-Large at Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing


  • Bachelor of Arts in College of Letters from Wesleyan University (May 1992)
  • Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing from Hollins Universiyt (May 1994)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Washington University (May 1996)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Poetry