The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017

Marie Howe, born in 1950 is an American poet whose work has appeared in periodicals like the New Yorker. She has received more than one Guggenheim fellowship. We excerpt from her volume titled What the Living Do, (1989) some lines from "Just Now,"

My brother opens his eyes when he hears the door click
open downstairs and Joe's steps walking up past the meowing cat
and the second click of the upstairs door, and then he lifts
his face so that Joe can kiss him. Joe has brought armfuls of broken magnolia branches 

in full blossom, ....

The link above has more poetry and biography, all in honor of National Poetry Month, our April.

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