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Beautiful Signor
Cyrus Cassells
$14.00 paperback
978-1-55659-124-2
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Beautiful Signor
Cyrus Cassells

Amid a world buffeted by the AIDS pandemic and the specter of sexual wounding, Beautiful Signor gracefully reminds us that romantic, sexual love remains one of the great healing gateways to spirituality. With unwavering tenderness these poems bring the enduring legacy of the troubadours and Sufi poets into a modern lyric tradition.

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Winner of the 1998 Lambda Book Award for Poetry
Winner of the 1999 Sister Circle Book Award

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For Beautiful Signor, Cyrus Cassells

“Cyrus Cassells... is considered one of the major voices of contemporary American poetry.”Parade

“Cassells’ poems reiterate the need to experience romantic, erotic love as a gateway to spiritual love.”American Bookseller

Beautiful Signor is magnificent, bright, freshly observed and sexy.”Bay Windows

“[Beautiful Signor,] read in a sitting, is a crescendo of physical and spiritual ecstasy.”Echo Magazine

“[The poetry] of Cyrus Cassells has a lush, velvety quality, with the aroma and mouth-feel of a well-aged red.”—Ken Furtado, Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review

“In his third collection, Beautiful Signor, Cyrus Cassells continues to make the spiritual quest a dominant theme... Cassells is among the most gifted poets writing today and he seems to know exactly when to enhance his natural eloquence with a remarkable image.”Hungry Mind Review

“[Beautiful Signor], a valentine for gay men, is a book I heartily welcome for its spiritual poetics enshrined in a music that joins heaven and earth.”—Timothy Liu, Lambda Book Report

 “... powerful and splendid volume...Cassells is a passionate poet whose poems touch the core of human connection.”Library Journal (starred review)

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