Cyrus Cassells is the author of four acclaimed books of poetry: The Mud Actor, Soul Make a Path through Shouting, Beautiful Signor, and More Than Peace and Cypresses, and the translator of Still Life with Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas. His fifth book, The Crossed-Out Swastika, is forthcoming. Among his honors are a Lannan Literary Award, a Lambda Literary Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He is a Professor of English at Texas State University-San Marcos. He divides his time between Austin, New York, and Paris, and works on occasion in Barcelona as a translator of Catalan poetry.