Stranger in Town
City Lights Spotlight No. 4


Cedar Sigo


Born in 1978 on the Suquamish Indian Reservation in Washington State, Cedar Sigo studied at the Naropa Institute with Anne Waldman, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, Joanne Kyger, and Allen Ginsberg, among others. His first book, Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003), was reprinted in a revised edition in 2005. A writer on art, literature, and film, Sigo has collaborated with many visual artists and recently blogged for SFMOMA's Open Space. In June 2009, he gave a reading at New York's P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in conjunction with its Kenneth Anger retrospective.


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Language Arts
Cedar Sigo
Here is the peopled world that a poet's mind can hold. Overheard lines cast into the poems make for a monologue out of probable dialogue. The book reads like the real world’s rubble without the poet’s overcooked glaze, but also brings out the creative reader in the poet. And we as readers traverse the real and the real contained within the...