The Mud Actor

The Mud Actor

by Cyrus Cassells
     
 

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A reissuing of The Mud Actor, the debut collection of poetry by Cyrus Cassells.  See more details below

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A reissuing of The Mud Actor, the debut collection of poetry by Cyrus Cassells.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887483257
Publisher:
Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.26(d)

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Marilyn Nelson
“. . . Black poets have panted for so long around the base of the Racial Mountain; only a few greats have seen the view from its summit. Most of us find the climb arduous, weighted down as we are by guilt, suspicion, and envy. . . . And here comes Cyrus Cassells bouncing down toward us, having descended, it seems, by parachute. How can such a young man have learned the ancestral wisdom? . . . an auspicious debut. . . .”

Meet the Author

CYRUS CASSELLS’s first book, The Mud Actor, was a 1982 National Poetry Series selection and a finalist for the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award. Named as one of the Best Books of 1994 by Publishers Weekly, his second volume, Soul Make A Path Through Shouting, was also awarded the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award, and was a finalist for the Associated Writing Program Series Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize for outstanding book of the year. Beautiful Signor, his third collection, received a 1997 Lambda Literary Award and was a finalist for the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award. His most recent book, Riders on the Back of Silence, is a novel in verse. He has been a recipient of the Peter I.B. Lavan Younger Poet Award of the Academy of American Poets, a Pushcart Prize and Lannan Literary Award, among other honors. A graduate of Stanford University, Cassells is Associate Professor of English at Southwest Texas State University near Austin, Texas.

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