Richard Peabody

Richard Peabody a prolific poet, fiction writer and editor, is an experienced teacher and important activist in the Washington , D.C. community of letters. He is the founder and co-editor of Gargoyle Magazine and editor (or co-editor) of nineteen anthologies including Mondo Barbie, Conversations with Gore VidalA Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat GenerationAlice Redux and four anthologies of fiction by Washington Area Women, the most recent being Gravity Dancers. He is the author of the novella Sugar Mountain (Argonne Hotel Press), two short story collections, and six poetry collections including Last of the Red Hot Magnetos and I’m in Love with the Morton Salt Girl (Paycock Press). He is currently working on Amazing Graces: Yet Another Collection of Fiction by Washington Area Women (forthcoming 2011/12). Peabody holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in Literature from American University. He has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, The Writer’s Center, and at Johns Hopkins, where he has been presented both the Faculty Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement (2005) and the Award for Teaching Excellence: Master of Arts in Writing Program 2010-2011). Peabody lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area. For more information, see

2 entries by Richard Peabody

Book Review

The Harder They Come: A Novel

Right-wing separatists, mental illness, and murder share center stage in this taut, dark tale.

Book Review

Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus

This much-anticipated debut novel is a Cirque du Soleil made of words, a steampunk delight.