Metropolis 16-29 by Rob Fitterman
(Metropolis (Coach House Books)) (Book 2)

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Robert Fitterman's poetry, like the man himself, is urban, sophisticated and eclectic. This second volume of poems from Fitterman's award-winning Metropolis project ranges far and wide over the cultural geography, from Milton to Black Mountain to conceptual art to Objectivism to the Steve Miller Band to the Kootenay School of Writing and back again. In addition to Fitterman's solo explorations of poetic possibility, this volume of Metropolis also contains a section of Cedars Estates, a visual poetic collaboration with designer/artist Dirk Rowntree.

Fitterman uses poetic form like a pro golfer uses clubs, carefully selecting his tools to address particular aesthetic challenges, propelling his sentences over obstacles in great singing arcs of words. This is a truly urbane poetry, fully cognizant of the aesthetic and political conversations that carry on around it, ready to engage with any serious argument. Generous, polyglot and full of possibilities, Book 2 of Metropolis is essential reading.


About Rob Fitterman

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Robert Fitterman has published seven books of poetry since 1986. The first volume of Metropolis received the Sun & Moon New American Poetry Award in 1997. Robert is the editor publisher of Object and Object/poetscoop books. His writing has appeared in journals including Grand Street, Sulfur, West Coast Line and Boston Review. He teaches Prose Composition and Creative Writing at New York University.
Published May 1, 2002 by Coach House Books. 128 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Other highlights include a poem that is composed entirely of the names of major corporate franchises (oddly stirring amidst our recent rash of bankruptcies and scandals) and a poem composed of Miltonic fragments that relates, in clipped DC-comics fashion, a poignant narrative about one of the cit...

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