Richard Peabody

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Richard Peabody
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Language English
Alma mater University of Maryland;
American University
Genre Poetry
Notable works Gargoyle Magazine

Richard Peabody is a poet, editor, and publisher, based in Washington, D.C.


A native of the Washington DC metropolitan region, Peabody received a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland in 1973 and a M.A. in Literature from American University in 1975.[1]

Peabody is perhaps best known as one of the founding editors for Gargoyle Magazine, which he largely funded with his own income. He is also editor for the anthology series Mondo and runs a small press called Paycock Press. Paycock Press was originally established in 1976 to publish Gargoyle Magazine, but it also has released a number of anthologies and works by individual authors.[2]

Peabody's own fiction and poetry is often set in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding region. It is often noted for strong influences from the Beat Generation and experimental authors of the 1960s like Ken Kesey.

During his writing and publishing career, Peabody has taught fiction writing for the University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University,[3] and the Writer's Center. In addition, Peabody has taught creative writing courses and workshops at St. John's College, Writer's Center, Georgetown University, and University of Maryland.[1]

He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two daughters.

Selected bibliography[edit]

as Editor
  • Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington Area Women. (Cover art by Jody Mussoff). Paycock Press, 2006. ISBN 9780931181207
  • Sex and Chocolate: Tasty Morsels for the Mind and Body. (Co-edited with Lucinda Ebersole). Paycock Press, 2006. ISBN 9780931181214
  • Alice Redux: New Stories of Alice, Lewis and Wonderland. Paycock Press, 2006. ISBN 9780931181221
  • Conversations with Gore Vidal. (Co-edited with Lucinda Ebersole). University of Mississippi Press. 2005. ISBN 9781578066735. 
  • Grace and Gravity: Fiction by Washington Area Women. (Cover art by Jody Mussoff). Paycock Press, 2004. ISBN 9780931181184
  • A Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat Generation. Serpent's Tail, 1997.
  • Mondo James Dean. (Co-edited with Lucinda Ebersole). St. Martin's Press, 1996.
  • Coming to Terms: A Literary Response to Abortion. (Co-edited with Lucinda Ebersole). The New Press, 1995. ISBN 9781565841888
  • Mondo Marilyn. (Co-edited with Lucinda Ebersole). St. Martin's Press, 1995. ISBN 9780312118532
  • Mondo Elvis. (Co-edited with Lucinda Ebersole). St. Martin's Press, 1994. ISBN 9780312105051
  • Mondo Barbie. (Co-edited with Lucinda Ebersole). St. Martin's Press. 1993. ISBN 9780312088484. 
  • Mavericks: Nine Independent Publishers. Paycock Press, 1983. ISBN 9780960242498
  • DC Magazines: A Literary Retrospective. Paycock Press, 1982.
as Author


  1. ^ a b Richard M. Peabody Gargoyle Magazine Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, The George Washington University
  2. ^ Paycock Press Official Website Archived March 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Richard Peabody, Adjunct Faculty". Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 

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