Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sigo & Taylor Read POEMS!


Cedar Sigo
Ken Taylor

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 8pm
PLACE: Women's Studies Lounge, 1st Fl., East Duke Bldg, East Campus, Duke University

Map is Here.

[This Event is sponsored by Duke English Department's

Faculty/Graduate Student Reading Group in Contemporary Poetry]

Cedar Sigo is a poet and sometime teacher, active in the art and literary worlds since 1999. He studied writing and poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of seven books and pamphlets of poetry, including two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse , 2003 and 2005) Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008) and most recently, Stranger In Town (City Lights, 2010) His poems have been included in many magazines and anthologies, and he has published poetry books and magazines under the Old Gold imprint. He participated in “Coordinates: Indigenous Writing Now,” a conference at California College of the Arts. He has given readings and performances at the Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, Bowery Poetry Club, PS1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Beyond Baroque, San Francisco Poetry Center, The San Francisco LGBT Center, Intersection for the Arts, and Small Press Traffic, among others. He has collaborated with visual artists including Cecilia Dougherty, Frank Haines, Will Yackulic and Colter Jacobsen. He lives in San Francisco.

Ken Taylor's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Chattahoochee Review, The Stony Thursday Book, elimae, MiPOesias, The New Guard, Whale Sound, Eclectica Magazine, OCHO, Poets & Artists, HAM Literature and Gigantic Sequins. His manuscript "dog with elizabethan collar" is a finalist for this year's National Poetry Series. He is the 2011 winner of the Fish Publishing Poetry Prize.

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