Cyrus Cassells is the author of eight books of poetry, including The Gospel according to Wild Indigo (Southern Illinois, 2018) and The World That the Shooter Left Us (Four Way, forthcoming 2022). He is the translator from the Catalan of Still Life with Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas (Stephen F. Austin University, 2019), which won the Texas Institute of Letters’s Souerette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translated Book. His honors also include the Balcones Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, a Lambda Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, two NEA grants, an NAACP Image Award nomination, and the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award. (updated 10/2020)
Cassells’s AGNI poem “Elegy with a Gold Cradle” was chosen for The Best American Poetry 2017.
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