I stumbled on the fact that Ezra Pound sees himself as a cat man.

—Charles Olson

A gorgeous gift edition, dedicated to the mystery, grace, and charm of the cat

Cat Poems

Poetry

Across the ages, cats have provided their adopted humans with companionship, affection, mystery, and innumerable metaphors; cats cast a mirror on their beholders; cats endlessly captivate and hypnotize, frustrate and delight. And to poets, in particular, these enigmatic creatures are the most delightful and beguiling of muses (Charles Baudelaire: “the sole source of amusement in one’s lodgings”) as they go about purring, prowling, hunting, playing, meowing, and napping, often oblivious to their so-called masters (Jorge Luis Borges: “you live in other time, lord of your realm—a world as closed and separate as a dream”).

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Paperback (published February 27, 2018)

ISBN
9780811227506
Price US
11.95
Price CN
15.95
Trim Size
5 x 7
Page Count
112

Ebook (published February 27, 2018)

ISBN
9780811227513

I stumbled on the fact that Ezra Pound sees himself as a cat man.

—Charles Olson

There are too many poems
About cats. Beware of cat
Lovers, they have a hidden
Frustration somewhere and will
Stick you with it if they can.

—Kenneth Rexroth

If I were not Christian, I would worship the cat.

—Muriel Spark