Cyrus Cassells, the 2021–22 poet laureate of Texas, is the author of nine books of poetry, including Is There Room For Another Horse on Your Horse Ranch? (Four Way Books, forthcoming 2024),The World That the Shooter Left Us (Four Way, 2022), and The Gospel according to Wild Indigo (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018). 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 a Lannan Literary Award, a Lambda Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, two NEA grants, the Balcones Prize, an NAACP Image Award nomination, and the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award. (updated 10/2022)
Cassells’s AGNI poem “Elegy with a Gold Cradle” was chosen for The Best American Poetry 2017.