Peter Covino and John Trause at the Cornelia Street Cafe


Join us on November 9, 2012 for our monthly Open Reading, along with featured writers Peter Covino and John Trause.

Poet, translator, and editor Peter Covino is 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), recently featured on NPR, Lambda Literary, and on the Huffington Post, and Cut Off the Ears of Winter (2005). His prizes include the 2007 PEN American/ Osterweil Award for emerging poets, the Paterson Prize for Literary Excellence, and the Frank O’Hara Poetry Prize for his chapbook, Straight Boyfriend (2001). Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in such places as the American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Interim, The Journal, LIT, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Witness, and The Penguin Anthology of Italian-American Writing, among others. Visit 

 John J. Trause is the Director of Oradell Public Library and the author of Eye Candy for Andy (2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round; Seriously Serial and Latter-Day Litany, which was staged Off-Off Broadway.  His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies, including the artists’ periodical Crossings, Maintenant, and the avant-garde art and literary journal Offerta Speciale. A founder and former curator of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J., and its reading series, his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2009 – 2011).

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan, 212-989-9319,

$8 minimum includes one drink.  Come in time to sign up at 5:45.  5 minute time limit for open mic.