As a FY 2019 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fellowship in Translation, Peter’s work on 20th- and 21st-Century Italian and Italian American Poets, such as Dario Bellezza, Livia di Stefani, Maurizio Cucchi, Vivian Lamarque, Giorgio Bassani, Ricardo Cordiferro, Righi Simplicio, Efrem Bartoletti, and Maria Mazziotti Gillan has appeared in such publications as The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, Modern European Poets 1960-2008 (Graywolf P.), ItaloAmericana: The History of Literature by Italian in the U.S. (Fordham UP), Arkansas International, Asymptote, the NEA website, Colorado Review, Interim, Witness, and Words without Borders.


Bellezza, Dario. “My House the Entryway.” “Practical Activities.” Trans. Peter Covino. Arkansas International. Vol 9, Fall 2020: 48-49. Print.

Bellezza, Dario. “Glamor.” & Eight Poems. Witness. Trans. Peter Covino. Spring 2015: 20-37. Print.

  • Lamarque, Vivian. “At Vacations End.” Trans. Peter Covino. The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry. Ed. Geoffrey Brock. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2012, 531-532.
  • Bellezza, Dario. “To Pier Paolo Pasolini.” “[I listened to death in my dream.]” Trans. Peter Covino. Atlanta Review 27.2 (2011):57. Print.
  • Bellezza, Dario.“[I believe I should have a child].” “[I licked you between dirty sheets].” Cavalli, Patrizia. “[Almost always he who is content is also vulgar].” Cucchi, Maurizio. “Letter and Prayer.” “[From the Cairo to Loreto].” “[He left throwing us].” “[Why do you breathe on my head?]” Lamarque, Vivian. “At Vacation’s End.” “To Pasolini.” Trans. Peter Covino. Modern European Poets (1968-2008). Ed. Wayne Miller and Kevin Prufer.  Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2008, 61-66. Print. Compiled and edited Italian section and provided translations of nine poems with biographical notes.

  • De Stefani, Livia. “‘Poet to Poet’: “Nocturne n 2.” “Nocturne n 4.” “Nocturne n 6.” “Nocturne n 10.” Trans. Peter Covino. Journal of Italian Translation Vol 4. 2. (2008): 1-7.  Print. Translated four poems with a biographical note.
  • Gillan, Maria Mazziotti. “Due Poesie.” Tuttestorie, traduzioni da Peter Covino (Italy) Fall 2000. Print. Translated two poems into the Italian.