featured event

Radio Broadcast:

Peter on Poets House’
Open House

Peter Covino – poet, translator, and one of the founding editors of Barrow Street Press – reads work in English and Italian, and talks craft with host Patricia Spears Jones.

Broadcast: Friday night 16 December 2022 at 9 pm ET.

This event is part of an on-going series live on Fridays on 99.5 FM in the NYC area, and streaming on

Radical Poetry Series, The Brooklyn Rail:

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Salt Lake City Library, Reading at City Art:

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2019 and  2020

Longfellow House, Cambridge, MA, Translation Presentation of Dario Bellezza’s Poetry, (rescheduled as a Zoom Presentation) with Maria Louisa Arroyo, August 2020.

Casa Italiana NYC, Personal Effects Paperback Launch, Fordham University Press, March 2, 2020 with Edvige Giunta and Nancy Caronia.

AWP Conference, March 5-7, 2020, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX.  “Make It New: Creative Empowerment in Independent Small Press Publishing” and Barrow Street Events.

American Literary Translators Association Conference, Rochester, New York, “Sounding Poetry: Dario’s Bellezza’s Re(sounding) Queerness.” Panel with Mira Rosenthal and Curtis Bauer.” November 2019.

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, Truchas Peaks Place, Truchas, New Mexico, October 25-28, 2019.

KGB Bar Reading, October 14, 2019, 7pm, 85 E. 4th Street, NY, NY, with Jason Schneiderman and Robert Carr.

Cranston Central Library, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 14 Sockanosset Cross Rd, Cranston, RI, Poetry Reading with Laura Marie Marciano and Luisa Murillo.

The Center for the Arts at the Armory, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00 pm – 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA. Reading, with Nausheen Eusuf, and Joan Houlihan.

Princeton Public LibraryApril 7, 2019, 11-1pm, Reading with Tim Liu, Hayden Saunier, and Dara-Lyn Shrager, Poet-in-Residence.

AWP Portland, March 29, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm, Hosting Barrow Street Press and Ocean State Review Spring Launch Reading, Pacific Northwest College for the Arts with Sally Ball, Curtis Bauer, Tina Barr, and Jacqueline Lyons.

Poets Resist! February 27, 2019, 7-8:30pm, Providence RI – Riff Raff Books, 60 Valley Road, Reading with Jill Pearlman, Tina Cane, and Joanna Brown.

Colrain Poetry Manuscript ConferenceJanuary 19-21, 2019. The Brandt House, Greenfield, MA.

Tribute to Louise DeSalvo – January 12, 2019, 6-8pm, IAM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA with Edvige Giunta, Richard Hoffman, Mary Cappello, Nancy Caronia, Jennifer Guiglielmo and Marianne Leone.


Princeton Public Library, Reading with Martha Rhodes, Tim Liu, and Dara-Lyn Shrager, Poet-in-Residence, 7pm, November 15, 2018.

LGBTI+ Poetry Slam, York College, City University of New York, with Ama Birch, 2-4 pm Room 2D01 Faculty Lounge, Wed. Nov. 14, 2018

The Loom, Inaugural Reading with Joan Houlihan, Harrisville, New Hampshire, St. Denis (former) Catholic Church, November 11, 2018.

Italian American Studies Association Annual Conference, U of Chicago Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, October 2018. “Brevitas: Theorizing Audience in 100-word Online Writing Groups” with Edvige Giunta, Jennifer Guglielmo, Joseph Sciorra, Laura Ruberto. Italian American Studies Association, U of Chicago Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, October 2018.

“Poetry and the Politics of Language” with Kathleen Aguero, Maria Luisa Arroyo, and Quintin Collins. New Hampshire Poetry Festival, September 2018.

Napoli Città Libro Festival, San Domenico Maggiore: part of a ten-day Writers Tour sponsored by Francesco Durante with Stanislao Pugliese; two featured events in Naples; and three additional events, one at Università di Salerno, Fisciano; Fondazione Sassi, Matera, Italy, Museo Archeologico Nazionale “Dinu Adamesteanu” Potenza, Italy, May-June 2018.

“Dario Bellezza, What Sex is Death.” Richmond the American International University of London, Summer Visiting Faculty Fellowship Programme, June 3-June 15, Rome Italy 2018

AWP Conference, Tampa Fl, March 9, 2018, “Power, Change, and the Literary Establishment.” with Katharine Coles, Lucinda Roy, Brynn Saito, Peter Covino, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram.

Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY – VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, April 2018.

“Issues in Contemporary Publishing.” “Editing Workshop.” Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference. Colrain, MA, yearly; eight guest appearances and presentations, March 2010 – Jan. 2018.


Bryant Park Reading Room, New York City, NY, August 2017.

“Publishing in Italian American Literature,” Italian American Diasporas Symposium, Lecture and Featured Reading, University of Calabria, Rende, Calabria, Italy, June 2017.

“Discovering Dario Bellezza: “Oltraggio e Scandalo Contro Dio,” Nida Translation Institute, Misano, Adriatico, Italy, May 2017.

Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY – VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, April 2017.

Italian American Bookstore, Boston, MA, April 2017.

2015 – 2016

RAI Television Community, Interview and Video FeaturePuntata 15, October 2016.
“Dario Bellezza from the “Critical Introduction to What Sex is Death, Selected Poems.Italian American Studies Association. Lecture and Featured Reading. University of Long Beach, Long Beach CA. Nov 2016.
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA), Hartford Connecticut, March 2016
Center for Book Arts, Broadside Reading, New York, NY, June 2015.
Mishi-Maya-Gat, Spoken Word, Manchester Community College, CT, October 2015.
Personal Effects: Essays on Memory, Culture, and Women in the Work of Louise DeSalvo. Calandra Institute, CUNY, NY, presentation of chapter. April 2015.
Italian American Studies Association, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, October 2014