Stranger in Town
The fourth installment of our Spotlight poetry series, Stranger in Town is the second full-length collection by San Francisco poet Cedar Sigo. Reflecting queer identity while eschewing all clichés, Stranger exudes an urban mysticism redolent of the SF Renaissance—particularly John Weiners—as it collages the fragmented experiences of contemporary culture.
Born in 1978 on the Suquamish Indian Reservation in Washington state, Cedar Sigo studied at Naropa under Anne Waldman and Lisa Jarnot. His first book, Selected Writings (2003), was reprinted in a revised edition in 2005. A writer on art, literature, and film, Sigo recently blogged for SFMOMA's Open Space.