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People Like Cats

People Like Cats

Cover Art & Illustrations: Chuka Susan Chesney

A 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist for Pets & Animals

People Like Cats is a collaborative book with art by Chuka Susan Chesney and poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman. Featuring Chesney's lush and varied art and Wiseman's prose poetry, it features all things of cat fancy as it meditates on the human itch for feline companionship.

The book’s title poem embodies the clever ambiguity which characterizes Wiseman’s playful and engaging games with language. Chesney’s illustrations, with hues as soft and warm as cat fur, complement the poems with stark whimsicality, attractive cat portraits, and emotional registers. – Michael Skau

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