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Great Cat Poems about Cats

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ISBN-10: 1400043344

ISBN-13: 9781400043347

Edition: 2005

Authors: Emily Fragos

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This delightful anthology gives us a teeming litter of literary tributes to the ever-fascinating, ever-mystifying cat. The feline has inspired poetic adoration since the days of the pharaohs, and the poems collected here cover an astonishing range of periods, cultures, and styles. Poets across the continents and centuries have described the feline family–from kittens to old toms, pussycats to panthers–doing what they do best: sleeping, prowling, prancing, purring, sleeping some more, and gazing disdainfully at lesser beings like ourselves. Here are Yeats’s Minnaloushe, Christopher Smart’s Jeoffry, Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat, T. S. Eliot’s Rum Tum Tugger, William Blake’s tyger and Rilke’s…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/3/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 4.40" wide x 6.48" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

EMILY FRAGOS is an award-winning poet who teaches creative writing at NYU and Columbia University. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, and The Paris Review. She is the author of a collection of poetry, Little Savage and editor of the anthologies The Great Cat, The Dance, and Music's Spell. She lives in New York City.

From The seventy-five praises of Ra
Chang Tuan's cats
From Jubilate Agno
Hodge, the cat
A lion in winter
White cats
From The Divan-i Kabir
The spring is a cat
The cat show
White cat blues
Without violence
The singing cat
At the grave of Elizabeth Bishop
The tyger
The cat's eye
The cat
'Ultra-pink peony'
Black cat
To a cat
The cats will know
The cat
The rabbit as king of the ghosts
The thing about cats
The panther
The sphinx
Cat scat
The cats of Greece
The cat of the house
The vain cat
From Cat
'Cat, you tumble down the street'
The cats of St. Nicholas
Magic cats
The cat and the moon
Every cat had a story
The Cheshire cat
This is my chair
The cat and the wind
From The cat in the hat
Cat jacks
The cats of Kilkenny
Nine fat cats in Little Italy
Pangur Ban
Apartment cats
From To a cat
From The spinster's sweet-arts
From Dame Wiggins of Lee and her seven wonderful cats
From Two songs of a fool
The flying petunias
Who will feed my cat?
Cat in an empty apartment
From The cat and the cock
The cats have come to tea
The cat
The lover, whose mistresse feared a mouse, declareth that he would become a cat if he might have his desire
My cat and I
Pussycat sits on a chair
An appeal to cats in the business of love
'Arise from sleep, old cat'
'Why so scrawny, cat?'
'Amorous cat, alas'
The cats of Balthus
Alley cat love song
A lost painting by Balthus
Woman and cat
The owl and the pussy-cat
Curse of the cat woman
Lullaby for the cat
The happy cat
Cat on the mat
Cat's dream
From Peter
Cats sleep fat
Cat & the weather
Verses on a cat
Five eyes
The cat
'Pussy-cat, pussy-cat'
'There was a wee bit mousikie'
The rat-catcher and cats
By threes, by fours
'Lat take a cat' (from The Maunciple's tale)
Cat and mouse
'My hermitage'
The old cat and the young mouse
The lazy pussy
'She sights a bird'
A cat
Song of the lioness for her cub
Catnip and dogwood
The prayer of the cat
The single creature
A cat's conscience
Mother Tabbyskins
I married my dog
'Confound the cats!'
A fable of the widow and her cat
The cat and the lute
From Sad memories
To Mrs. Professor in defense of my cat's honor and not only
From The churlyshe cat
From The kitten and falling leaves
The young cat and the chrysanthemums
Beware of kittens
Familiarity dangerous
From Through the looking glass
Pinkle purr
The three little kittens
From The kitten
To a cat
On a cat, ageing
A 14-year-old convalescent cat in the winter
Montague Michael
December cats
My old cat dances
Esther's tomcat
From Nine lives
Putting down the cat
On the death of a cat
From Song for mourning a cat
From Cold mountain poems
An offering for the cat
On the death of a cat, a friend of mine aged ten years and a half
From Matthias
Ode on the death of a favourite cat, drowned in a tub of goldfishes
Last words to a dumb friend
As you were saying
From Chansons innocents
The blue bowl
The epitaph of Felis