The Motor Hotels of Central Avenue
PW Covington is the founder of Hercules Publishing.
He has been invited to share his brand of NeoBeat poetic madness from the Mexican border to the Dakotas and from San Francisco's Beat Museum to Havana, Cuba.
Covington's hard-lived experience and expansive world-view are hallmarks of his creative work. His poetry has won International praise and his short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart prize.
PW Covington travels extensively for readings and workshops, but he lives in Northern New Mexico, two blocks off of historic Route 66.
Contemporary Beat poet PW Covington returns with this collection of hard lived and masterfully delivered verse.
From the US/Mexico border to the Standing Rock reservation, Covington brings us impressions and stains left upon his soul as he traveled the continent, following the release of his 2015 collection "Sacred Wounds" (Slough Press).
His pace will be familiar to readers accustomed to his style, but this collection is much more "now" oriented than his previous books.
Accessible, direct, and unflinching (even psychedelic, at times)...this is poetry born on the highway, not in the classroom. Pack a bag and kiss your loved ones goodbye; join PW Covington "out there", where the poetry is found!
Photographs of vintage motel signs, along Route 66, taken by the writer, provide an interesting counter-punch to the words and rhythm brought by his poems.
Includes a "Yage Letters" inspired foreword by the 2018 Poet Laureate of McAllen, TX, Edward Vidaurre.
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