Robert Fitterman & Jennifer Manzano
LIVE! This Sunday21 Grand
416 25th St, Oakland
$3--$infinity sliding scale
ROBERT FITTERMAN, born in St. Louis 1959 of cigar-making jewish-Russian lineage, has remained close to the heart of Curt Flood. He has lived in NYC since 1981 working as a bartender, waiter, docket clerk, documentation writer, and, finally, as a Master Teacher of Expository Writing at New York University. Author of nine books of poetry, including three installments of the ongoing poem Metropolis: Metropolis 1 15 (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), Metropolis 16 29 (Coach House Books, 2002), and Metropolis XXX: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edge Books, 2004). His most recent work, War, the musical, coauthored with design artist Dirk Rowntree, is a book-length poem that appropriates online language to compose a "libretto" aimed at reenacting how Americans process war through media.
JENNIFER MANZANO balances her time between Alameda, Oakland, and San Francisco, CA. Her affairs with language have driven her to letterpress printing, bookbinding, tactile fixation, urban wildlife, and the sounds of public transportation. She published a chapbook making under this is not a french press in December 2006. More recent work can be found online at Cricket Online Review and The Press Gang.