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  Cat Kin Rivelin Grapheme Press 1985
ISBN 0 947612 08 4

Since his 1964 bestseller The Summer Ghosts, Alexis Lykiard has published eight other novels and translated numerous French books, including the acclaimed two-volume edition of Lautreamont's Complete Works. Born in Athens, he has spent most of his life in England, living in the West Country for the past fifteen years. Car Kin, his twelfth poetry collection, accessible and well-crafted, avoiding obscurity and poetic fashions alike, is concerned with diverse kinds of human and animal survival. Its forms and moods range widely, but whether witty and tender, sardonic or disturbing, these poems appropriately reflect and celebrate the author's Greco-Devonian background and his love and understanding of those enduringly independent creatures, cats.