Dec. 27, 2011
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POINT PLEASANT POET FEATURED IN NYC LITERARY PODCAST
(NEW YORK) A local writer’s work has been selected to appear both in print and via the iTunes podcast of a New York City literary magazine. Steve Peacock of Point Pleasant performed “Commuters,” a narrative poem inspired by his former daily trek from Lakewood to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
“Commuters,” though a fictional work, explores to the travails of a daily New Jersey commuter from the perspective of an exhausted man who works the midnight shift—a man who draws the line one day in response to the:
sustained at the hands
and hearts of his fellow interstate commuters
[which] makes for a spicy concoction
when brought to a boil.
Dustin Luke Nelson, co-editor of InDigest Magazine, invited Peacock to participate in the journal’s “Poem of the Day” podcast. Nelson and Peacock crossed paths earlier this year after their respective poetic works were featured in an unrelated literary venture. Peacock’s poetry appeared in the literary journal Monkeybicycle, as did Nelson’s. Both poets participated in Monkeybicycle’s “Lightning Round” event at the Cake Shop in New York.
“I’m delighted that Dustin remembered me from the Monkeybicycle event and enjoyed my work enough to actually invite me to submit something to his magazine,” Peacock said. “It’s rare thing for an aspiring writer to receive such an unsolicited invitation from a respected literary publication.”
Peacock currently works as an English teacher at Manchester Township High School. An excerpt from his true-crime memoir-in-progress, Play Dead, Roll Over, was a finalist in Creative Nonfiction magazine’s recent “Anger & Revenge” contest. His poetry has appeared in Edison Literary Reviews, The Idiom, South Jersey Underground, and Towson U.'s Grub Street. He also currently writes for and edits the investigative news blog U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor (tradeaidmonitor.com).
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