Cyrus Cassells was the 2021–22 Poet Laureate of Texas. His most recent book, The World That the Shooter Left Us, was published in 2022, and his ninth book, Is There Room for Another Horse on Your Horse Ranch?, a finalist for the National Poetry Series, will be published by Four Way Books in February 2024. Among his honors are a Guggenheim fellowship, a Lambda Literary Award, and a Lannan Literary Award. His 2018 volume, The Gospel According to Wild Indigo, was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award and Still Life with Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas, in his translation from the Catalan, was awarded the Texas Institute of Letters’s Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translated Book of 2018 and 2019. His second book of Catalan translations, To The Cypress Again and Again: Tribute to Salvador Espriu (Stephen F. Austin State University Press) will appear in Spring 2023.