Fred Chappell, "Familiars"
Solitary, graceful, and contemplative, cats have inspired poets from Charles Baudelaire to Margaret Atwood to serve as their chroniclers and celebrants. They have appeared, wrapped in their inscrutability, in verse both sensual and spiritual, weary and whimsical. With Familiars, beloved North Carolina novelist and poet Fred Chappell proves himself a worthy addition to the fellowship of poets who have sought to immortalize their beloved cats. Chappell will be in the store to read and sign books.