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Cedar Sigo
photo by Alan Bernheimer
Cedar Sigo is a San Francisco poet and the author of the full-length collections Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010) and Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse), as well as numerous chapbooks. He was raised on the Suquamish reservation near Seattle, Washington, and studied at Naropa with poets Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Alice Notley, and Joanne Kyger, among others. Sigo's poetry draws on personal experience and a host of cultural material, which is then culled into sculpted lyrical collages. In the past decade, Sigo has collaborated with many visual artists and writers.

Seriously Underdressed



Cedar Sigo
Acid washed

Jean, bitten down

Fingernails, I've been

Uptight all

This week wishing

Invisibility,

Scented tissue

I can tease

Into flowers, same

As ever, My heart-

shaped collapsible

Locket is still

Missing & I miss

Wearing it open,

I remember a black

Fog inside so

Combed through, trapped

And willingly

Shining on me


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