Robert Fitterman is the author of 12 books of poetry. He grew up in a small suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, called Creve Coeur. His boyhood street is still flanked by a Shell gas station on one side and a Mobile station on the other. His writing is kinda conceptual and sorta involves identity issues that are complicated by the web. And the Mall. Recent titles include: now we are friends (Truck Books), Rob the Plagiarist (Roof Books), and Notes On Conceptualisms, co-authored with Vanessa Place (Ugly Duckling Presse). He has collaborated with several visual artists including Tim Davis, Nayland Blake, Cheryl Donegan, Penelope Umbrico, Klaus Killisch and others. He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies. The Collective Task will be performing at MoMA in early 2012 as part of the Modern Poetry Series.