Pfleuger, Jr. was born in 1970, raised and graduated from the University
in Buffalo, New York, where they're still saying, "Every year's
the next" when it comes to football. He spent a summer at the Grand
Canyon, lived in LA and NYC in the States. In 1999 he moved from Brooklyn
to Chia-yi, Taiwan, where one could hear a subway car outside the window
one night and chickens the next. Pfleuger has called this little city
between the mountains, where he's an English teacher, home ever since.
Pfleuger states that
he was first attracted to haiku by Dharma Bums,
Brautigan and some sloppy
5-7-5ers years back at Jing-yi University
he studied Mandarin and found musty copies of the Japanese
masters on the library shelves.
His poetry has been
published in The Heron's Nest, Acorn, bottle rockets and Shiki Monthly Kukai.