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Poetry Breaks II, Cyrus Cassells

Copyright Date:
1993

Copyright Holder:
Leita Hagemann Luchetti and WGBH Educational Foundation

Air Date:
1994-present

Artist:
Cassells, Cyrus

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (30 min.) : sd., col. 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (30 min.) : sd., col. 1/2 in.
2 videocassettes of 2 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. 1/2 in.
2 videocassettes of 2 (VHS) : sd., col. 1/2 in.

Background:
Cyrus Cassells is the author of three books of poetry includingThe Mud Actor, a selection of the National Poetry Series, and Soul Make a Path Through Shouting (1994), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He was also the recipient of the William Carlos Williams Award. His latest work is Beautiful Signor (1997), a collection of love poems. He has received the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poet Award of the Academy of American Poets and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at the College of the Holy Cross and Northeastern University. Cyrus Cassells teaches and has worked as a professional actor in Rome.


Scope:
Includes a Betacam SP preservation master (made from the original master) and VHS screening copy of the completed master, and Betacam SP preservation masters and VHS screening copies of the source tapes. Paper materials include shot logs of source tapes, production notes, and correspondence between the producer and the poet.

Cyrus Cassells introduces and reads his poems at the Jonathan Corwin House in Salem, Massachusetts (known locally as The Salem Witch House). The following poems were edited for broadcast and distribution, and appear on the master tapes with and without "Poetry Breaks" logo and copyright:
"The Women"
"The Magic Cat Bone"
"The Child You Call Eyor"
"Landscape With Traveler"
"The Request"
"The Dreams"
"Fleur"

The source tapes also include:
"The Mud Actor"



Director:
Luchetti, Leita Hagemann

Producer:
Luchetti, Leita Hagemann

Performer:
Cassells, Cyrus

Subjects:
Poetry


Genre:
Readings

See Also:
Poetry Breaks Documentation





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