“If Frank O’Hara had lived to chronicle the post 9/11 decade, he might have written these wonderfully funny, sad, heartbreaking, jaunty, and always delightfully accurate poems by Peter Covino. THE RIGHT PLACE TO JUMP is unique in its immediacy, the tonal range of its love poems and elegies, its ability to draw the reader into the bittersweet daily round of the ‘missed-numbed decade.’ Who else would have begun a poem (‘Broken Kingdom’) with the advice, ‘Always check expiration dates’? Here is a poet who so readily laughs at himself that we cannot help sharing in the fun—and the pain.”—Marjorie Perloff
Review from the Rumpus.
Review from Huffington Post.