Cyrus Cassells' poetry has received a Lambda Literary Award, a Lannan Literary Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and a Pushcart Prize. His fifth book, The Crossed-Out Swastika, will be published by Copper Canyon in March 2012; Still Life with Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. A Professor of English at Texas State University-San Marcos, he lives in Austin and Santa Fe.