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Rob Fitterman

Reading for the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Dia Art Foundation, New York:Chelsea, March 4, 2013

with Ron Silliman

  1. Stoked: Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (7:50): MP3
  2. from No, Wait. Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself. (16:44): MP3
  • complete reading (24:40): MP3

Koch-Dupee Poetry Series at Columbia University, October 25, 2012

  1. introduced by Paul Stephens (4:06): MP3
  2. from Rob's Workshop (26:02): MP3

Complete Reading (30:22): MP3

Reading for The Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, East Village, May 26, 2010

  1. introduction (2:09): MP3
  2. Dear Editors (1:01): MP3
  3. Fez (3:18): MP3
  4. The American Poetry Review (0:20): MP3
  5. Beloit Poetry Review (0:15): MP3
  6. The Yale Review (0:14): MP3
  7. Poetry (0:14): MP3
  8. from Pill Box (1:32): MP3
  9. from Sprawl (0:51): MP3
  10. from Now We Are Friends (1:23): MP3
  11. from Pill Box (0:25): MP3
  12. from Sprawl (0:45): MP3
  13. from Now We Are Friends (1:55): MP3
  14. from Pill Box (0:26): MP3
  15. from The Nature Poetry of Matvei Yankelevich (0:22): MP3
  16. from Now We Are Friends (1:34): MP3
  17. from Sprawl (0:39): MP3
  18. from Pill Box (0:16): MP3
  19. from Now We Are Friends (0:22): MP3
  20. Bacon and Egg on a Roll on Bleecker Street (2:38): MP3
  21. from Sprawl (0:33): MP3
  22. from Now We Are Friends (0:21): MP3
  23. from Sprawl (0:23): MP3
  24. from Pill Box (0:24): MP3
  25. from Now We Are Friends (0:58): MP3
  26. from Pill Box (0:19): MP3
  27. from The Nature Poetry of Matvei Yankelevich (0:20): MP3
  28. Failure: A Post-Conceptual Poem (8:03): MP3

complete reading (33:31): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, April 24, 2010

  1. introduction (5:28): MP3
  2. from Holocaust Museum (22:00): MP3
  • complete reading (27:28): MP3

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #153, "Three from NY," with host Leonard Schwartz, November 18, 2007

  1. introduction (0:37): MP3
  2. on Sprawl (1:53): MP3
  3. reading from Sprawl (13:49): MP3
  4. on working with appropriated language (1:28): MP3
  5. the responsibility and seduction of using the technology at hand (2:33): MP3
  6. found language in relation to the reality of overproduction (2:49): MP3
  7. the place of Sprawl in the larger structure of Metropolis (2:13): MP3
  8. upcoming projects and closing comments (1:46): MP3

complete recording (27:41): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, October 27, 2007

  1. introduction (2:45): MP3
  2. from Sprawl (23:38): MP3

complete recording (26:23): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, April 8, 2006

  1. Monica de la Torre's Introduction (1:22): MP3
  2. Fitterman's Opening: On Sprawl and Metropolis (2:07): MP3
  3. Father to Daughter (1:16): MP3
  4. The Left Wing (1:10): MP3
  5. Zoomburg (1:11): MP3
  6. Father to Son (1:10): MP3
  7. Privatopia (1:10): MP3
  8. The Right Wing (0:26): MP3
  9. Lacoste (0:26): MP3
  10. Oakley (0:34): MP3
  11. Mother to Daughter (0:55): MP3
  12. Mother to Father (1:18): MP3

complete recording (13:05): MP3

Reading as part of the Line Reading Series, May 14, 2002

  1. Lytle Shaw's Introduction (1:11): MP3
  2. Cedar's Estate (0:38): MP3
  3. from Metropolis 30, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  4. 17 Rubber Ducks for Sale (4:15): MP3
  5. 1 Guide 8Z (1:10): MP3
  6. 7 Conventions Center Expo Guide Booths 1-10 (0:43): MP3
  7. 26 Airbrush (0:56): MP3
  8. 11 Welcome to My Guest Book (1:23): MP3
  9. 7 Mini Golf, the Front Nine (0:56): MP3
  10. 10 B9D (2:00): MP3
  11. Booths 42 - 32 (0:38): MP3
  12. 12 Bubble Wrap (1:11): MP3
  13. 20 Welcome to My Guest Book, A Detail (1:37): MP3
  14. 5 Airbrush (2:03): MP3
  15. Booths 99 - 107 (0:38): MP3
  16. 21 B9 D (1:11): MP3
  17. 25 Mini Golf, 1 Promised Land (1:20): MP3
  18. 19 Bubble Wrap, What We Do (0:39): MP3
  19. Booths 411 - 420 (0:37): MP3
  20. 30 Guide 1 - 99 (1:25): MP3

complete recording (29:40): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, October 7, 2000

complete reading (32:32): MP3

Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, New York, October 7, 1995

  • complete recording (23:27): MP3

Reading and Interview on Ceptuetics Radio, October 30, 2007

Hosted by Kareem Estefan. Fitterman reads from two new projects: Sprawl: Metropolis 30A (forthcoming, Make Now Press) and rob the plagiarist (forthcoming, Roof Books). Also discussed: Fitterman's use of appropriated language, his development towards the long poem/book format, and his recent collaboration with the visual artist Dirk Rowntree, War: the Musical (Subpress).

complete recording (28:24): MP3.

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