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Familiars

(2014)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Solitary, graceful, and contemplative, cats have inspired poets from Charles Baudelaire to Margaret Atwood to serve as their chroniclers and celebrants. They have appeared, wrapped in their inscrutability, in verse both sensual and spiritual, weary and whimsical. With Familiars, Fred Chappell proves himself a worthy addition to the fellowship of poets who have sought to immortalize their beloved cats.

Here are cats as personalities, cats as art objects and historical figures, cats as reflections of human temperament. Chappell salutes the literary cats of decades past -- George Herriman's happy-go-lucky Krazy Kat, Don Marquis's grande dame mehitabel -- and the imagined cats who claim as their companions the characters from Chappell's own past poems. The cats in Familiars are alert and affectionate, equal parts cherished friends and unknowable mysteries.

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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Familiars: Poems
Author(s): Fred Chappell
ISBN: 0-8071-5749-X / 978-0-8071-5749-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: LSU Press
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Familiars: Poems
Author(s): Fred Chappell
Publisher: LSU Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA