Last words & epigraphs
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"Yes, 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.
The roster of people in Gargoyle's pages includes: Julia Alvarez, Ron Androla, mail artist Anna Banana, Mary Clearman Blew, Michael Brondoli, Jim Daniels, Ann Downer, Todd Grimson, Cathryn Hankla, Essex Hemphill, Herbert Huncke, Ted Joans, E. Ethelbert Miller, Thylias Moss, Ben Neihart, Antonya Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Linda Pastan, Constance Pierce, Joe Queenan, Miriam Sagan, Maya Sonenberg, Eugene Stein, D.E. Steward, Laren Stover, Elizabeth Tallent, Henry Taylor, Janine Vega, Terence Winch, and Mary Kay Zuravleff, plus interviews with: Kathy Acker, Paul Bowles, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Chandler Brossard, Charles Bukowski, Rita Dove, Elaine Equi, Roy Fisher, Kenneth Gangemi, John Gardner, Allen Ginsberg, Jaimy Gordon, Richard Grayson, Charles Johnson, Mary Mackey, Paul Metcalf, Douglas Messerli, George Myers, Jr., Robert Peters, Scott Sommer, and Jonathan Strong.
In 1988, the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines in NYC gave Richard Peabody an Editor's award. On May 9, 1987, the Larry Neal Writer's Conference recognized Gargoyle magazine "as having stimulated, nurtured, and given visibility to the District's multi-cultural literary community."
Work published in Gargoyle has been awarded, nominated for, or received honorable mention in the following:
In our first 35 years, Gargoyle has published work by:
6 Lambda Literary Award winners, and