Flying Lady With Cat
Flying Lady with Cat is the exuberant, colourful creation of Madhuri Z K Akin, an expat Californian who has lived in the Pennines since 2012. Cat poems from her whole life are paired with drawings and paintings in this A-4 hardback coffee table book of 112 pages.
Madhuri, born in 1952, is an experienced performance poet – she began in coffeehouses at age 16 – and this ease with the expostulatory comes through in her frank, accessible verse. She has had a well-travelled life, and we meet cats from many countries – including an angry leopard in the Himalayan foothills!
Madhuri’s background in meditation also comes through in the confidence and sensitivity of the poems, and in the often brashly colourful artwork. She tells it like it is, and since this book is about cats, we’ve got grace, fur, teeth and tails all parading happily across the pages.
A joy for cat-lovers everywhere.