The Cosmic Purr is the first collection of original poetry from Aaron Poochigian, well-known for his translations of Sappho, Aeschylus, Aratus and Apollonius of Rhodes. From the mythical to everyday themes, from the landscape of North Dakota to scenes in a bar, at a marriage ceremony, before birth or before death, Poochigian's verse is enlightened by uncommonly fresh wisdom, and deployed in the delightfully masterful, elegant and naturally-flowing metrical forms his translations are known for.
I was really impressed with the style of writing that the author portrays in this book. His knowledge of the subject, concise wording and varying structure make this a delightful book to read. I thoroughly enjoyed delving into this book and was transported into another world numerous times. This is definitely one of those books that you cannot say "Oh, I'm going to read just one poem and then head off to bed". It just doesn't work that way! I recommend this book to everyone, even if you're not a fan of poetry :)