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The Switch Reading Series: Cedar Sigo, Mary Cisper and Sara Sutter
December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Switch No. 43 presents Mary Cisper from New Mexico, Cedar Sigo from San Francisco and Portland’s own Sara Sutter!
$5 donation at the door; no one turned away
Amid bindweed and migrating hummingbirds, Mary Cisper lives in northern New Mexico. Her first poetry collection, Dark Tussock Moth, won the 2016 Trio House Award (Trio House Press, 2017). Her poems and reviews have been published in various journals including Denver Quarterly, ZYZZYVA, Lana Turner, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Terrain, Water-Stone Review, Newfound, FIELD, and Omniverse. A former chemist, she was once on intimate terms with ion trap mass spectrometers. She recently completed her MFA in Poetry at Saint Mary’s College of California.
Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the editor of There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera, on Joanne Kyger (forthcoming from Wave Books, 2017), and author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Royals (Wave Books, 2017), Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005).
Sara Sutter is a poet and professor in Portland. She’s the author of the chapbooks O to Be a Dragon (Finishing Line Press 2016) and Sirenomelia (Poor Claudia 2013). Sara’s now at work on a new poem manuscript, and a collection of essays on the intersections of sexuality, trauma, voice, coming of age, and transformation. Sara helps to curate the event series P.U.R.R., Poets United to Read, Rouse, and Resist.