PW Covington‘s writing is fueled by the Beat tradition of the American highway and the lives of the men and women surrounding him on the edges of society.
His poetry comes from war-ravaged Somalia airfields and from south Texas ranches, from homeless Tenderloin alleyways and forsaken southern prison cells, from the wilderness of Northern New Mexico and the footlights of the spoken word stage. Covington has worked as a volunteer in disaster zones and spent months in mental institutions. He is a 100% service connected disabled veteran with service as a Peace Keeper in Africa in the early 1990’s. He has been nominated for a Pushcart award for his short fiction and regularly guest lectures at colleges and universities about and from his writing. His latest collection of poetry, Sacred Wounds, is published by Slough Press.
Covington’s high energy, emotionally engaging reading style connects with audiences and evokes the exhilaration of a cross country road trip, the passion of standing up against injustice and the status quo, and the promise held by mountains on the horizon.