About this poet

Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. He studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute.

Sigo is the author of Royals (Wave Books, 2017), Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), and Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010). Of his work, Ron Silliman writes, “Cedar Sigo is a Frank O’Hara for the 21st century: witty, erudite, serious, with a terrific ear and eye for the minutest details, at home in the world of the arts.”

He has taught at St. Mary’s College and Naropa University. He lives in Lofall, Washington.


Selected Bibliography

Royals (Wave Books, 2017)
Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014)
Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010)

Seriously Underdressed

Acid washed

Jeans, 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 me on

From Stranger in Town (City Lights Publishers; Reprint edition, 2010) by Cedar Sigo. Copyright © 2010 by Cedar Sigo. Used with permission of the author.

From Stranger in Town (City Lights Publishers; Reprint edition, 2010) by Cedar Sigo. Copyright © 2010 by Cedar Sigo. Used with permission of the author.