Patric Pepper has published two collections of poetry, a chapbook, Zoned Industrial (Poet to Poet, 2000; 2nd edition, Banty, 2010), and a full length collection, Temporary Apprehensions, which was a 2004 winner of the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry Prize (WWPH). From 2008 through 2013, Pepper was President of Washington Writers’ Publishing House. He continues to serve WWPH as Production Manager. He is founder and editor with his wife, Mary Ann Larkin, of Pond Road Press, which published Tough Heaven: Poems of Pittsburgh, by Jack Gilbert in 2006. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Cape Cod Poetry Review, Confrontation, District Lines, Gargoyle, and The Innisfree Poetry Journal. Pepper had a 30-year career as a manufacturing engineer and manager. A native Washingtonian, he lives in Northeast DC and North Truro, MA.