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The cat's whiskers : New Zealand writers on cats / edited by Peter Wells. - Auckland, N.Z. : Vintage, 2005. - 231 pages ; 21 cm.

Essays, poems and short stories. Includes index.

Introduction -- Poems: -- Kitten / Hone Tuwhare -- Blessing in disguise / Paula Green -- Familiar / Emma Neale -- Brute instinct / Emma Neale -- Fever / Emma Neale -- The cat on the mat and the man watching / Vincent O'Sullivan -- Cats I Have Known: -- Cats I have known / Peter Bland -- Letter extracts / Katherine Mansfield -- Monkey / Martin Edmond -- Alcatraz: marital property / Barbara Else -- Landing on their feet / Graeme Lay -- Poems: -- The cat of habit / Janet Frame -- A golden cat / Janet Frame -- Catsitting / Diane Brown and Philip Temple -- The cat climbs / Fiona Farrell -- Night poem / Jan Kemp -- Mastersinger / Bernard Brown -- Short Stories: -- The cat who became a poet / Margaret Mahy -- Waiting for Rongo / Vincent O'Sullivan -- Sale day / Frank Sargeson -- Q: So where do all the cicadas go? / Sarah Quigley -- My dear Gabrielle / Peter Wells -- Thinking of Bagheera / Owen Marshall -- The cinematic experience / Vivienne Plumb -- The couple who barbecue cats / Gary Langford -- Cat house / Stephanie Johnson -- Poems: -- Garden-lion / Ursula Bethell -- Crisis / Ursula Bethell -- Admonition / Ursula Bethell -- Lives and lives, the overlap cats / Janet Charman -- Cat / W. H. Oliver -- Morning delivery / Brian Turner -- Cats I Have Known: -- Extract from 'Love' / Jeffrey Masson -- Fred and Daisy and Jodi and Lola / Fiona Kidman -- The human miaow / Douglas Wright -- Cat as memoir / Beryl Fletcher -- Extract from 'Cats and Dogs' / Brian Turner -- On attending the death of a cat / Peter Wells -- Poems: -- A cat called Straus / Elizabeth Smither -- Listening to Handel with a cat / Elizabeth Smither -- Sleeping cat / Elizabeth Smither -- Straus after general anaesthesia, dental extraction and paw examination / Elizabeth Smither -- Sufficient pussy / Bernard Brown -- King canary, queen cat / Kevin Ireland -- Tomcat / James K. Baxter -- Cat/ullus / C. K. Stead.

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Random House New Zealand


Cats--Fiction.
Cats--Poetry.
New Zealand essays--21st century.
Short stories, New Zealand.
New Zealand poetry--21st century.
Cats in literature.


Short stories, New Zealand.
New Zealand poetry--21st century.
New Zealand essays--21st century.

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