Poetry. LGBT Studies. STRANGER IN TOWN is the much-anticipated second collection by San Francisco poet Cedar Sigo. Reflecting queer identity while eschewing clichéd aesthetics, STRANGER exudes an urban mysticism redolent of the SF Renaissance--particularly John Wieners--as it collages the fragmented experience of contemporary culture. Among its highlights are the sublime long poem, "Music for Torching," written in collaboration with Nathan Berlinguette and Will Yackulic, the translation of "Villon," the biographical "Notes on Joan Crawford," and prose meditations on poetry like "The Sun" and "The Emerald Tablet."
John Latta @ Isola di RifiutiColin Herd @ Chroma blogKevin Killian in San Francisco Bay GuardianBarbara Berman @ The RumpusRon SillimanAdam Bishop @ The VoltaAndrew Najberg @ Drunken Boat
Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including LANGUAGE ARTS (Wave Books, 2014), STRANGER IN TOWN (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005) and most recently the Bagley Wright Lecture Series book GUARD THE MYSTERIES (Wave Books, 2021). He has taught workshops at St. Mary's College, Naropa University and University Press Books. He is currently a mentor in the low residency MFA program at The Institute of American Indian Arts. He lives in Lofall, Washington.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA