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The Right Place to Jump
Peter Covino



Green Rose Series

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2012 • 74 pp. 6 x 9 3/4"
Poetry

$15.00 Paperback, 978-1-936970-09-4



“It’s an encouraging thing that one of the country’s finest small presses, New Issues, has published Peter Covino’s second book of poems, The Right Place... [continued in Reviews below]”—Bobby Elliott, Huffington Post

Reviews / Endorsements

“It’s an encouraging thing that one of the country’s finest small presses, New Issues, has published Peter Covino’s second book of poems, The Right Place to Jump. The collection, which will be in stores on October 1st, is a boundaryless performance by Covino, influenced as much by conventional and popular poetics as it is by experimentation. There are poems that seem to place him, to my mind, in the upper stratosphere of our small poetry world and others that outpace me (usually because of their experimentation); but for all its variety and chaos of style, what’s special about The Right Place to Jump is that it feels whole, exactly the book it needs to be.”—Bobby Elliott, Huffington Post

“If Frank O’Hara had lived to chronicle the post 9/11 decade, he might have written these wonderfully funny, sad, heartbreaking, jaunty, and always delightfully accurate poems by Peter Covino. The Right Place to Jump is unique in its immediacy, the tonal range of its love poems and elegies, its ability to draw the reader into the bitter-sweet daily round of the “missed-numbed decade.” Who else would have begun a poem (“Broken Kingdom”) with the advice, “Always check expiration dates”? Here is a poet who so readily laughs at himself that we cannot help sharing in the fun—and the pain.”—Marjorie Perloff



Poet, translator, and editor PETER COVINO is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Rhode Island. He is the winner of the 2007 PEN American/Osterweil Award for emerging poets and also the author of Cut Off the Ears of Winter (New Issues, 2005) and the chapbook Straight Boyfriend (2001), winner of the Frank O’Hara Poetry Prize. His co-edited volume, Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture recently appeared from Bordighera Press, CUNY (2012).



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