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World Enough Writers Anthology Editor: David D. Horowitz

David D. Horowitz

David D. Horowitz founded and manages Rose Alley Press. He earned B.A. degrees in philosophy and English from the University of Washington and an M.A. in English from Vanderbilt University. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Lyric, Candelabrum, Exterminating Angel, Art Word Quarterly, Quill & Parchment, and The Sporting News. His books published by Rose Alley include Strength & Sympathy, From Notebook to Bookshelf, and six poetry collections: Streetlamp, Treetop, Star; Resin from the Rain; Wildfire, Candleflame; Stars Beyond the Battlesmoke; Sky Above the Templee and his most recent, Cathedral and Highrise. He also edited the Rose Alley anthologies: Limbs of the Pine, Peaks of the Range and Many Trails to the Summit. David lives in Seattle.


Poem from Purr And Yowl: An Anthology of Poetry About Cats

by David D. Horowitz


—for editors of dictionaries and encyclopedias

You help distinguish lynx from lion, purr
From murmur, kit from cat, and coat from fur.
Maine Coon is not a Persian. Ocelot
Sports dotty coat, and Manx might boast a spot,
But Korat doesn’t. Tigers boast a stripe;
The Yankees, lots. Ball one! But then a strike.
So, each is one, but all are not alike.
Each Jaguar is distinct, though of a type.