Peter Selgin’s Drowning Lessons won the 2007 Flannery O’Connor Award. He has also written a novel and two books on fiction craft. His memoir, Confessions of a Left-Handed Man, was shortlisted for the William Saroyan Prize. He teaches at Antioch University and is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia College & State University. Visit him online at peterselgin.com 
Jul 22 2013
My New York: A Romance in Eight Parts
Here was the New York City I once fell hard for, the city of my childhood and young dreams. And though the menu belonged to a vanished time, still, it
May 10 2012
The Kuhreihen Melody
Winner of the 2011 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize for Essay. Sometimes, while drifting off to sleep, I play a game with myself. I imagine myself in Bethel, Connecticut, my
Dec 01 2004
Color of the Sea
Tell me about loneliness.
At 1:45 in the morning, the sky, the sea and the horizon were all the same greasy black. Andrew Shields lay streched out on a life preserver casing, smoking a Lucky Strike, the diesel-tossed wind curling his hair, the ferry’s engines throbbing below him.
Jun 01 2003
The Wolf House
That Sunday morning, when I told her, “Mrs. Wolff is dead,” my mother groaned, cocked her head, pursed her lips and said, in a voice barely loud enough to hear, “Che peccato.” The next day she lay in her bed, sick, calling to me in her Death Voice, “Andrew? Andrew? Sei tu, Andrew?