Poetry. LGBT Studies. Cyrus Cassells's fifth book commemorates the blazing integrity of young people caught in the vise of World War II. In its journey through the "anti-miracle" of Europe's embattled past, THE CROSSED-OUT SWASTIKA follows the lives of historical and semi-fictional characters to unearth and amplify moments of almost impossible music, bravery, beauty, and redemption, illuminating the human spirit against unspeakable tyranny.
Author City: AUSTIN, TX USA
Cyrus Cassells grew up in the Mojave Desert. He graduated from Stanford University and has worked as a translator, film critic, and actor; he currently teaches poetry in the MFA program at Texas State University-San Marcos. He is the author of SOUL MAKE A PATH THROUGH SHOUTING (1994), BEAUTIFUL SIGNOR (1997), MORE THAN PEACE AND CYPRESSES (2004) and THE CROSSED-OUT SWASTIKA (2012), all published by Copper Canyon Press.