Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Edited by Cedar Sigo. The inaugural book of Wave's new interview series, THERE YOU ARE combines 40 years of interviews, letters, poems, and journals to present a narrative of the remarkable poet Joanne Kyger, who has intersected with the most influential movements of late twentieth-century poetry, yet has remained rooted in her daily practice with a forthright attention to our present moment.
One of the major poets of the Beat Generation, Joanne Kyger was born in 1934. In 1960, she traveled to Japan to be with her then-husband Gary Snyder. In 1962 they traveled to India, where, along with Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, they met the Dalai Lama. In 1969, she settled on the coast north of San Francisco, where she continues to reside today. She has published over 30 books of poetry and prose, including ABOUT NOW: COLLECTED POEMS (National Poetry Foundation, 2007).Author City: San Francisco, CA USA
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 ROYALS (Wave Books, 2017), LANGUAGE ARTS (Wave Books, 2014), STRANGER IN TOWN (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of SELECTED WRITINGS (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He also edited the inaugural book, THERE YOU ARE (2017), of Wave's new interview series, which combines 40 years of interviews, letters, poems, and journals of Joanne Kyger. He has taught workshops at St. Mary's College, Naropa University, and University Press Books. He lives in San Francisco.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA