Poet Cedar Sigo 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, where he studied with poets Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, and Joanne Kyger, among others. He is the author of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005), Death Race vsop (Red Ant Press, 2005), and Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), Stranger In Town (City Lights, 2010), Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), and Royals (Wave Books, 2017). He is also the editor of There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera by Joanne Kyger (Wave Books, 2017).
Sigo has given poetry readings at the Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, P.S. One Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Francisco Poetry Center, San Francisco Art Institute, and Beyond Baroque. He has collaborated with visual artists including Colter Jacobsen, Frank Haines, Cecilia Dougherty, and Will Yackulic. He lived in San Francisco for many years and now lives in Poulsbo, Washington.
In December 2010, Sigo was a featured writer on Harriet.