Cut Off The Ears of Winter

Cut Off The Ears of Winter

by Peter Covino

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Overview

Poetry. Italian-American. Sexual Abuse. "Peter Covino's first book is spacious, wonderfully unpredictable, and insistent on ambition and scope. CUT OFF THE EARS OF WINTER is not simply an autobiography but a poetic autobiography. It moves from the confessional—stories of the body and the family—to stories of the mind, art, and history. Especially compelling is the way in which the intimate biographies of flesh and family are entwined with and inextricable from matters of art and history... Restless, worldly, intelligent, and beautiful, CUT OFF THE EARS OF WINTER is an utterly original first work"—Lynn Emanuel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781930974548
Publisher: New Issues Poetry and Prose
Publication date: 04/28/2005
Series: New Issues Poetry and Prose Series
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


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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Lynn Emanuel

“Peter Covino's first book is spacious, wonderfully unpredictable, and insistent on ambition and scope. Cut Off the Ears of Winter is not simply an autobiography but a poetic autobiography. It moves from the confessional— stories of the body and the family—to stories of the mind, art, and history. Especially compelling is the way in which the intimate biographies of flesh and family are entwined with and inextricable from matters of art and history. On a painting of Judith and Holofernes, Covino writes ‘. . . he of the familiar scowl— / these jealousies overwhelm me . . . / and I cannot say for sure / whose severed head she holds.' Restless, worldly, intelligent, and beautiful, Cut Off the Ears of Winter is an utterly original first work.”

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