The Cat Prince

The Cat Prince: & Other Poems

Hardback Published on: 06/07/2023
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The Cat Prince
Playing in the toy box of language
This unstoppably energetic book of poetry is a joy to read, you can't help but be charmed by Pedersen’s infectious enthusiasm for words and the world aroun... READ MORE
Jack at Glasgow Argyle Street
The Cat Prince
A total triumph, brimful with beauty & boyancy, loaded with loss love and laughter
No writer has a more obvious and joyful love for words as Michael Pederson. Like Michael's delicious memoir, BOY PARTS, the poems in THE CAT PRINCE are ful... READ MORE


The Cat Prince & Other Poems is the third collection from prize-winning poet, and author of Boy Friends, Michael Pedersen. All moggy moxie, Pedersen croons to the beauty and devastation of love, loss, friendship, cats and careless joy. Equal parts tender and trenchant, raw and ribald, plangent and smutty, these poems exhibit an emotionally charged, fantastical playground of language and lore. From the brutalising death of a cherished friend comes a gut-wrenching grief. And so begins a tenacious quest for light, lustre and survival as Pedersen pays tender tribute to a gorgeous, life-altering friendship. In doing so, he harks back to the hilarity of being young, reckless and petrified: memories of boys showboating in a fishing tackle shop, games of feline metamorphosis, laments for demolished buildings and a case of constipation of the most pernicious stock. As frisky as it is fierce, The Cat Prince pounces around the poet's emotional and physical landscapes, past and present, unfankling a Scotland full of gothic splendour and nature's majesty.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781472156884
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Weight: 640g
  • Dimensions: 140 x 218 x 10 mm

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