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Stranger In Town

Stranger In Town
by Cedar Sigo
City Lights Books, 2010
100 pages / $13.95  Buy from City Lights







“One must keep holy the edges of fragments.” That line appears twice in Cedar Sigo’s second collection of poems, Stranger in Town, and brings to my mind the kabbalistic notion of the shattered vessels. In the beginning, according to Kabbalah, was a divine light so potent that it shattered the vessels in which it was contained, scattering sparks and shards throughout all of creation. Mankind was charged with the task of recovering the fragments and restoring the vessels.


December 12th, 2011 / 12:00 pm