Last words & epigraphs
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this is the latest issue of Washington's most revered and irreverent literary
magazine. For me its highlight is Steven Moore's "Nympholepsy,"
a despairing meditation on love, literature and unappeasable longing:
"Still she haunts me." Surely it belongs in one of those anthologies
of the best essays of the year. Certainly no man past 40 will read it
without a pang of recognition." --Michael Dirda, Washington
Post Book World 12/1/02
Gargoyle magazine is edited by Richard Peabody.
3819 13th St N
Arlington, VA 22201
Richard Peabody, EOS Ensemble director Jonathan
Sheffer, Lucinda Ebersole. Photo by Harry Lowe.
Gargoyle's 1990 wake.
Jenn Strangeway with Maja Prausnitz, Gargoyle's London
editor from 1988-1990 and again from 1997-2000.
Gargoyle magazine celebrates
35 years of literary activity!
We had a great celebration of Gargoyle's 35th anniversary on February 3, 2011, during the 2011 AWP conference, at the Artisphere Dome Theater in Rosslyn, VA.
Above (left to right): Gregg Shapiro, Barbara DeCesare, Maya Sonenberg, Richard Peabody, Nani Power and Venus Thrash hang out after reading at the Gargoyle 35th anniversary event, 2011.
Nani Power, Dan Stolar, Barbara DeCesare, Gregg Shapiro and Venus Thrash read from their works at Gargoyle's 35th anniversary event.
In the wake of this and related events, the Washington Post Magazine published what a colleague has called "a lovely and long-overdue profile of (Gargoyle publisher) Richard Peabody, who does so much and then some to tirelessly promote, publicize and shape Washington writers and writing": http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/04/AR2011020405355.html
"I just want to say that I'm happy to see Richard Peabody's many contributions to DC writers recognized in the Washington Post. I took a writing class with him at the Writer's Center over 10 years ago and it was one of the best experiences I ever had in a writing workshop. He has a way of inspiring writers to do work that transcends the self-editing mind, as well as a fail-proof BS detector. I wish he still taught at the Writer's Center."
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