A whimsical collection of 14 humorous poems about cats. T. S. Eliot pays tribute to "Mr. Mistoffelees," "The Rum Tum Tugger," "Macavitiy: The Mystery Cat," and a variety of other cats.
‘Possum’ was the affectionate nickname given to Eliot by Ezra Pound, a fellow expatriate American poet whom he met in London. Pound chose it because of the Possum’s habit of feigning death in order to survive.
Drawings by T.S. Eliot
Published in 1967
Dust jacket is covered with mylar jacket protector