Author explores cat-owner relationship through Japanese tanka poetry
Dr. Yukiko Inoue-Smith, a professor of Educational Psychology and Research at the University of Guam School of Education, has released her new book, CatTanka, Vol. 2: The Story of Goblin and Pumpkin Junior. The book, written in a classic Japanese poetry form called tanka, is published by Union Press.
The book is the story of two cats. The cats are young, full of energy, and brimming with curiosity. A couple’s shared realization that they needed cats in their lives allowed them to keep a sense of humor as they faced the many problems these two cats create, and without losing sight of their affection for the cats. The book contains 419 tanka poems and 24 photos of cats. Interestingly, this book was published on Feb. 23, 2015, exactly two years after the cats were born as if the book were their birthday gift.
Yukiko Inoue-Smith, PhD, is a Professor of Education at the University of Guam, where she teaches educational psychology. Books in the specialized field include: Cases on Blended and Online Learning Technologies, and Online Education for Lifelong Learning. Tanka books recently published include: Was It All A Dream?, and Cat Tanka, Vol. 1. (UOG)