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Cyrus Cassells
Portrait of Cyrus Cassells
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Cyrus Cassells is the author of eight books of poetry, including The World That the Shooter Left Us (Four Way Books, forthcoming 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 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. He is the 2021 poet laureate of Texas. (updated 10/2021)

Cassells’s AGNI poem “Elegy with a Gold Cradle” was chosen for The Best American Poetry 2017.

AGNI has published the following work:

Poetry
Winter Pillow Book #3
AGNI 94 Print Only
Poetry
The Desire Path
AGNI 92 Print Only
Poetry
Spring Comes to the City of Lisbon
AGNI 89 Print Only
Poetry
More Than Watchmen at Daybreak
AGNI 89 Print Only
Poetry
Frederico’s Querencia
AGNI 81 Print Only
Poetry
The Pines of the Villa Pamphili
AGNI 81 Print Only
Poetry
Elegy with a Gold Cradle
AGNI 83 Print Only
Poetry
At My Loom
AGNI 31 and 32 Print Only
Poetry
Muscle and Prayer
AGNI 31 and 32 Print Only
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