Cat Kin [rev/expanded edn.]
Alexis Lykiard's wonderful collection is devoted entirely to cats. The poems are accomplished, delivered with Lykiard's acknowledged verve, and make a fine contribution to the love of the cat.
“A great little book. Cat Kin is such a soft, friendly title, it doesn’t quite prepare one for the seriousness of the writing – I hope reviewers do read it before writing!” [Peter Dent]
“It ought to be a commercial as well as an aesthetic winner” [Vernon Scannell]
“Lykiard succeeds surpassingly well… I find moving how Lykiard sees
into human loneliness by studying the solitary nature of cats”
[James Sale, Tears In The Fence]
“Contagiously cat-like in all its dexterous twists” [Ted Hughes]
Lykiard, true to his form, comes up with original, moving, witty and accurate new views of this enigmatic beast' [Martin Booth, Tribune]
'Alexis Lykiard has
succeeded in giving us a company of closely-observed living cats,
portrayed with affectionate
fascination rather than sentimentality'