Cats have been the subject of poetry around the world, from haiku to classics like “The Owl and the Pussycat” or “The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat.” Here is a sampling of “cat” poems of all types, including several fun concrete or shape cat poetry collections.
The list begins:
Crawley, Dave. 2005. Cat Poems. Honesdale: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press.
Creech, Sharon. 2008. Hate that Cat. New York: HarperCollins.
Demi. Ed. 1994. In the Eyes of the Cat: Japanese Poetry for All Seasons. Translated by Tze-Si Huang. New York: Henry Holt.
Florian, Douglas. 2003. Bow Wow Meow Meow: It’s Rhyming Cats and Dogs. San Diego: Harcourt Brace.
Franco, Betsy. 2009. A Curious Collection of Cats. Ill. by Michael Wertz. San Francisco: Tricycle Press.
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