Peter Covino
Marjorie Barrick Museum, UNLV
November 27, 2012
Credit: Hollis Kurman

Peter Covino was born in Italy. He earned an M.S. degree from Columbia School of Social Work. He received his Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing at the University of Utah where he was a Steffensen Cannon Fellow.

Covino is also the author of Straight Boyfriend, winner of the 2001 Frank O'Hara Chapbook Prize. His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Columbia, The Journal, The Paris Review, Verse, and The Penguin Book of Italian American Writing. Currently, he is completing a translation project of Italian poets for an anthology on Contemporary European Poets, Graywolf Press 2007.

Covino is also one of the founding editors of the literary press, Barrow Street Inc, and Barrow Street Books. He teaches at the University of Rhode Island.

In 2007, Covino was awarded the PEN/Joyce Osterweil for Cut Off the Ears of Winter. The award recognizes the high literary merit of the work of a new or emerging American poet.

This series is made possible by a Nevada Humanities Grant.

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