by George J. Dance

Rob fitterman

Rob Fitterman. Courtesy Information as Material.

Robert Fitterman (born 1959) is an American poet.[1]


Fitterman was born in St. Louis and raised in Creve Cour, Missouri. He earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and an M.A. from Temple University.[1]

He has been a full-time faculty member in the Liberal Studies Program of New York University since 1993, and also teaches poetry at the Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies at Bard College.[2]


Fitterman says of his writing practice, "experimental poetry has a long shelf life. Even if the community is small, the conversation could be vital to the future of the art...Beyond the numbers, what's crucial is to articulate, foster, and engage in a conversation that speaks to the dialogues of the day (and there may be many)."[1]


Metropolis, 1-15 won the Sun & Moon New American Poetry Award (2000), and Metropolis, 16-29 received the Small Press Traffic Book of the Year Award (2003).[2]



  • Leases. New York: Periphery Press, 1988.
  • The Call: Eight poems. London: Northern Lights, 1988.
  • Among the Cynics. Philadelphia: Singing Horse Press, 1989.
  • Some Numbers. Charleston, IL: Tel-Let, 1991.
  • Ameresque: The Snap Wyatt poems. Washington, DC: Buck Downs Books, 1994.
  • Metropolis, 1-3. Buffalo, NY: Meow Press, 1994.
  • Metropolis, 4-12. Elmwood, CT: Potes & Poets Press, 1994.
  • Metropolis, 1-15. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon, 2000.
  • Metropolis, 16-20. Washington, DC: Edge Books, 1998.
  • Reading. Calgary, AB: Housepress, 2002.
  • Metropolis 16-29. Toronto: Coach House, 2002.
  • Metropolis XXX: The Decline and Fall Of The Roman Empire. Washington, DC: Edge, 2004.
  • War: The musical. Oakland, CA: Subpress, 2006.
  • My Sun Also Also Rises. Calgary, AB: No Press, 2008.
  • Sprawl: Metropolis 30A. Los Angeles: Make Now, 2009.
  • Rob the Plagiarist: Others writing, 2000-2008 New York: Roof Books, 2009.
  • Now we are Friends. New York: Truck Books, 2010.
  • Holocaust Museum. Denver, CO: Counterpath, 2013.
  • No, wait. Yep. Definitely still hate myself. Brooklyn, NY: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014.


  • Notes On Conceptualisms (with Vanessa Place). Brooklyn, NY: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009.
  • Just Another Soft Machine. London: Veer, 2014.


Robert Fitterman, Sprawl 01, 2007

Robert Fitterman, Sprawl 01, 2007

  • Collective Task (edited with Tim Davis). Brooklyn, NY: Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2009.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Robert Fitterman, Academy of American Poets. Web, Jan. 16, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Robert Fitterman, Creative Writing Program, New York University. Web, Sep. 25, 2015.
  3. Search results = au:Robert Fitterman, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Sep. 25, 2015.

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