PW Covington's writing is raw, powerful, and carries the voice of his hard-lived curriculum vitae. His poetry and prose is undeniably of Beat lineage, and his words have the power to carry the full weight of desperate yet inspirational experience.

Incarceration, Poverty, War, Heartbreak, Homelessness, Isolation, these are the roots of Covington's work, but his voice is neither bitter nor caustic. It is, in his own way, hopeful.

Grateful Dead Poetry Anthology selected by                 2023 Pop Culture Conference

Edited by PW Covington, and published by Hercules Publishing, Poetry is Dead: An Inclusive Anthology of Deadhead Poetry has been selected for presentation by the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) at their 44th annual national conference.

Joining PW Covington to present and discuss the project will be Albuquerque educator, poet, and radio personality Don McIver and Professor Andrew "Sunfrog" Smith of Tennessee Tech University, who contributed original poetry for the book and wrote the collection's foreword.

The mission of the SWPACA is to promote an innovative and nontraditional academic movement in Humanities and Social Sciences celebrating America’s cultural heritages. To provide an outlet for scholars, writers, and others interested in popular/American culture, to share ideas in a professional atmosphere, and to increase awareness and improve public perceptions of America’s cultural traditions and diverse populations.

POETRY IS DEAD: An Inclusive Anthology of Deadhead Poetry

Gnashing Teeth Publishing


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KKFI 90.1 Kansas City Community Radio

Arts Magazine with Michael Hogge

PW discusses the malepoet. collection, "beat" poetry, creativity and expression, and more with Michael Hogge, host of KKFI's "Arts Magazine".

Includes readings and discussion of three poems from the new book.

International Book Awards:                    NORTH BEACH and OTHER STORIES                                                  LGBTQ Fiction Finalist

   Congratulations to North Beach and Other Stories for earning FINALIST status in the
2019 International Book Awards! 

Havana, Cuba-  Covington Invited to Read

2017 Havana International Poetry Festival

In July of 2017, PW was invited to join a delegation of US poets and writers in Havana, Cuba for the 21st Festival de Poesia Internacional.

   For 8 days, writers from all over The Americas worked together to present and discuss their poetry at venues across Cuba's capital city.

    Special focus was invested on issues such as Cuba's rapidly changing social and economic landscape, climate change and its present and future effects on the Americas, and the free flow of ideas and creativity between artists of different mediums and cultures.
   Other poets invited from the USA included former US Poet Laureate Robert Hass, Jane Hirshfield, and activist Odilia Galvan-Rodriguez. Invitees forged bonds of friendship and creativity with each other and with Cuban audiences.
   Many events were sponsored and hosted by UNEAC (Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba).


Images and impressions of the 2017 Havana International Poetry Festival


Full color photos from Havana, and exclusive writings not published anywhere else.

Selected translations by Laura Pena..



Order "Notas De La Habana" now, by clicking HERE.

   The writer moved to Northern New Mexico in 2017, and remains involved in a variety of progressive and social causes, including homelessness outreach and prevention and veteran's advocacy. He has worked with disaster relief teams in major disaster zones across the continent. He traveled to Standing Rock as a Water Protector and to Havana Cuba as an invited guest at the Havana International Poetry Festival. Covington remains allied with those fighting for justice and dignity for native, indigenous, and less privileged groups, including those that identify as LGBTQ+, across the nation.
    Covington also frequently donates his time and talents to benefits and other activities organized to support immigrants, human rights and social justice causes along the US/Mexico border. 

PW Covington is featured in the VA's National "Crisis Line" outreach campaign
PW Covington is featured in the VA's National "Crisis Line" outreach campaign

     PW Covington is the hope inside of all of us on our worst day.


  He is the quiet voice, screaming inside our soul that refuses to accept defeat, even when we must lose.


  He is the things we can only find after we have lost everything.