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Cyrus Cassells

Forfatter af Beautiful Signor

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Cyrus Cassells's first book, The Mud Actor, was a National Poetry Series selection in 1982. Previously a teacher at the College of the Holy Cross and Northwestern University, Cassells has received the Peter I.B. Lavan Younger Poet Award of the Academy of American Poets and fellowships from the vis mere Lannan Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1994, Cassells's second volume of poems, titled Soul Makes a Path Through Shouting, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. The book of poems was awarded the Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Award, which honors works published by small, non-profit, or university presses. With his third collection of poems, Beautiful Signor, Cassells makes the spiritual quest the governing theme. The book of love sonnets won the Lamda Award in 1997. Cassells is a professional actor and teaches in Rome, Italy. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Image credit: Poet Cyrus Cassells at the 2018 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74225169

Værker af Cyrus Cassells

Beautiful Signor (1997) 36 eksemplarer
Soul Make a Path Through Shouting (1994) 33 eksemplarer
The Crossed-Out Swastika (2012) 20 eksemplarer
More Than Peace and Cypresses (2004) 14 eksemplarer
The Mud Actor (1982) 14 eksemplarer
More Than Watchmen At Daybreak (2020) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Bidragyder — 176 eksemplarer
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Bidragyder — 115 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer
The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave (2000) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer

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If there are books out there written in two-line stanzas that should not be read then there have to be some out there that should be read, and this is one of them. Cassells shows excellent range of vocabulary and an ear for the characters whose personae he takes from poem to poem or sequence to sequence. Cassells manages to tie together these experiences into a cohesive and satisfying whole that could be compared with the treatment of the holocaust by Elie Wiesel. I didn't like the two-line stanza before but this books has certainly lightened my heart towards the form.… (mere)
Salmondaze | Jan 15, 2016 |
There was no way in this lifetime I was going to enjoy reading something I don't even understand.
sachaurora | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 7, 2014 |
Ambiguity, coupled with the authors usual stylistic elegance, leads to a certain distance and formality to some of these poems. Beautiful and closely observed, they are also strike the reader as being slightly aloof, perhaps a bit too perfectly poised. For the most part, however, the operative word throughout much of the poets’ highly regarded work, both here in More Than Peace and Cypresses and in his previous books, is ‘passion’. Cyrus Cassells poems are always filled with a high level of intensity and an almost sensual richness of language in describing the world. Readers of this collection may feel like echoing Cassells’ response to a flamenco dancer after reading this elegant work:

Ecstatic, in deference, you doff
your dapper hat
to the excelling boy,
as he moves in a masterly
ribbon around you.
… (mere)
rmharris | 1 anden anmeldelse | Oct 20, 2008 |


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