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Peyton Burgess



M.F.A. New York University

B.A. Loyola University New Orleans


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • English


Peyton Burgess received an MFA degree in fiction from New York University. While at NYU, he taught undergraduate creative writing, curated the KBG Emerging Writers Reading Series, and worked as fiction editor for Washington Square Review. His first book, The Fry Pans Aren't Sufficing, came out in May 2016. He also works in the Monroe Library as a Learning Technology Developer.

Classes Taught

  • Fiction Workshop
  • Writing Creative Nonfiction
  • Intro Creative Writing
  • Critical Reading and Writing
  • Travel Writing Workshop


"Moonlight Paddle on Manchac Swamp," Tin House online, July 2017

"Dear Online Student," McSweeney's Internet Tendency, May 2017

"The Simple Pleasures of the Kazoo," AUTRE Magazine, April 2017

The Fry Pans Aren't Sufficing, short story collection, Lavender Ink, May 2016

"Auction" Chicago Quarterly Review, Spring 2014/"Nauman's Installation" Otis Nebula, Fall 2012 issue