Cassells is a poet of conscience [and] above all a lyric poet whose alchemy makes beauty of bitterness.” Alicia Ostriker
About the Author
Cyrus Cassells: Cyrus Cassells: Cyrus Cassells' poetry has been widely praised and he has received numerous accolades including a Pushcart Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, the National Poetry Series Prize, and the William Carlos Williams Award, as well as fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has worked as a translator, film critic, actor, and teacher, and teaches poetry at the Texas State University-San Marcos for the MFA in writing program. He lives in Austin, Texas.