This week, we're excited to start a new feature on Harriet called “Craft Work.” "Craft Work" will give over a portion of the blogging space to a rotating cast of poets, translators, editors, and publishers, each talking in weekly posts about the creative work done in their respective fields. Harriet will host each featured writer on a bimonthly basis, and periodically present live discussions between “Craft Work” writers and readers.

Our first "Craft Work" writer, Cedar Sigo, begins his adventure this week. A little about him:

San Francisco poet Cedar Sigo was born February 2, 1978. He was raised on The Suquamish reservation near Seattle, Washington and home schooled from the eighth grade onward. In 1995 he was awarded a scholarship to study writing and poetics at The Naropa Institute in Boulder Colorado where he studied with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, and Joanne Kyger, among other poets. He has lived in San Francisco since 1999.

In 2003 Ugly Duckling Presse published the first edition of his Selected Writings. It was followed in 2005 by a second revised and expanded edition. Other books include Death Race vsop, and Expensive Magic. A second large collection, Stranger In Town , is just out from City Lights.

If you have questions for Cedar in advance of his live discussion, or if you would like to suggest a “Craft Work” contributor, please e-mail [email protected]

Originally Published: October 25th, 2010