Ugly Duckling Presse

This Window Makes Me Feel

Robert Fitterman

Poetry
Spring 2018
Forthcoming
Written in 2002, This Window Makes Me Feel is an early example of a long poem that repurposes found internet language in a poetry context. Here, Fitterman draws attention to a collective subjectivity as the multi-vocal chorus of the text is composed, implicitly, in the shadow of New York City's 9-11 catastrophe. Though published online by ubu/editiions in 2005 and excerpted in Fitterman's collection Rob The Plagiarist (Roof Books), This Window Makes Me Feel has never been published in book form until now.

About the Author

Robert Fitterman
Robert Fitterman is the author of 14 books of poetry including Nevermind (Wonder Books, 2016), and Rob’s Word Shop (Ugly Duckling Press, forthcoming, 2017), 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.

Advance Praise

Fitterman’s works constitute an anti-nostalgic and timely re-iteration of appropriation strategies and engagement in modes of radical mimesis that critically examine capitalism under digital culture, mounting an agenda of changing the distribution of the sensible not by making the invisible visible but by proposing counter-reading to ambient distraction and ever-more insidious textual instrumentalities in a culture saturated with marketing and deluged by information…—Judith Goldman, Postmodern Culture