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Poetry. Cover illustration by Natalya Lobanova. Robert Fitterman's new book-length poem borrows its poetic form, loosely, from James Schuyler's The Morning of the Poem, to orchestrate hundreds of found articulations of sadness and loneliness from blogs and online posts. A collective subjectivity composed through the avatar of a singular speaker emerges. But the real protagonist of NO WAIT, YEP. DEFINITELY STILL HATE MYSELF. is subjectivity as a mediated construct—the steady stream of personal articulations that we have access to are personal articulations themselves already mediated via song lyrics, advertising, or even broadcasters. NO, WAIT... blurs the boundary between collective articulation and personal speech, while underscoring the ways in which poetic form participates in the mediation of intimate expression.
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Robert Fitterman is the author of 15 books of poetry including ROB'S WORD SHOP (Ugly Duckling Press, 2019), THIS WINDOW MAKES ME FEEL (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018), I LOVE YOU FOREVER, NO MATTER (Counterpath, 2016), NEVERMIND (Wonder Books, 2016), NO WAIT, YEP. DEFINITELY STILL HATE MYSELF (Ugly Duckling Press, 2014), HOLOCAUST MUSEUM (Counterpath, 2013, and Veer [London] 2012), NOW WE ARE FRIENDS (Truck Books, 2010), ROB THE PLAGIARIST (Roof Books, 2009), WAR, THE MUSICAL (Subpress, 2006), and METROPOLIS—a long poem in 4 separate volumes. He has collaborated with several visual artists, including: Serkan Ozkaya, Nayland Blake, Fia Backström, Tim Davis and Klaus Killisch. He is the founding member of the international artists and writers collective, Collective Task. He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA