Q&A with Peter Madsen
The drug dealer has often served as a central figure of inspiration for writers, filmmakers, musicians, but it’s been rare to hear the subject speak on his own behalf. Peter Madsen, who has given voice to panhandlers on the street in New York City through his popular blog Word on the Street New York, is about to release his first book Dealers, a collection of interviews with drug dealers who are still active in the field. After moving to New York and being laid off from a media job, he started his blog while he worked as a bike messenger to pay the rent. His unconventional interview style landed him a book deal with powerHouse Books. Peter recently talked to Periscope about how this book came about. Peter recently talked to Periscope about how this book came about.