By Cedar Sigo
Cedar Sigo’s fourth collection restlessly enacts the pleasures of writing. With a mix of condensed, syllabic poems and longer serial pieces, and with many poems addressed to other poets, Sigo explores the romance of being a poet while also drawing on the color and symmetries of the visual arts.
Finalist for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry
Sigo thinks deeply about what art can actually do in the aesthetically and lyrically exhilarating poems of his fourth collection. . . . a book rich in references, consistently reminding readers of art’s wild entanglements.
Fortunately, Sigo’s work, though often investigating (and appearing bound to) that history of American Poetry, also frequently appears to be operating beyond it. Beyond those poets and that lineage is Sigo himself, his critically-thinking mind, which floats above and toward an ethereal other space.
Greg Bem, Yellow Rabbits
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.
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
ISBN# 9781940696539 (7.5x9.5 96pp, paperback)
ISBN# 9781940696522 (7.5x9.5 96pp, limited edition hardcover)