Black Mountain Institute, with generous support from Nevada Humanities, is proud to present an Emerging Writers Series event, featuring Peter Covino.
Poet, translator, and editor Peter Covino is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Rhode Island. He is the author the poetry collections, The Right Place to Jump (2012) and Cut Off the Ears of Winter (2005) both from W. Michigan University Press, New Issues. His prizes include the 2007 PENAmerican/ Osterweil Award for emerging poets and the Frank O’Hara Poetry Prize for his book, Straight Boyfriend (2001). His co-edited volume, Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture recently appeared from Bordighera Press, CUNY (2012). Recent poems appeared in such places as the American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, The Journal, LIT, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, and The Penguin Anthology of Italian-American Writing, among others. He is also one of the founding editors of Barrow Street Press and has been the poetry editor of VIA: Voices in Italian Americana since 2009.