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Excerpts and Reviews

Tegan and Sara call the book “adorable” and “hilarious” on Instagram!

The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats) was an adorable and hilarious way to start the day! Check it out!!!!”

Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, episode 498 (subscription required!)

LA Weekly: Have Dumb Questions About Lesbians? This Book of Haikus and Cat Drawings Might Help

Mother Jones: These Hilarious Lesbian Haikus Poke Fun at Sex and Stereotypes

Refinery29: You Will Love The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (With Cats!)

“Sharp, stereotype-mocking haiku alongside impossibly charming illustrations of cats…. The poems are humorous, and the illustrations amplify their whimsy, but they touch on serious questions.”

Fiction Advocate: Not Another Cucumber Joke – Q&A with Anna Pulley

Lenny Letter: And Now for Some Lesbian Sex Haikus (with Cats!)

“I love Anna Pulley’s new book…it’s as casual and funny as a conversation with your best friend, if your best friend happens to speak in haikus and wants to tell you all about lesbian sex.”

Catster: Cats, Haiku, and Sex: We Talk With Anna Pulley and Kelsey Beyer About Their New Book

“A charming collection…the poems are vivid snippets of lesbian life and culture that will be very familiar to anyone who’s ever lived anyplace with a thriving queer community.”

Book Riot: The Ultimate Party Book

“You couldn’t dream of a better title, or a perfect party conversation piece…OMFG. How have I lived my entire life without this book?…. Read it because it’s big-hearted, sometimes cringe-worthy, but always fun, funny, and sweet.”

CBS Local: Kevin Klein Live, Half Off Podcast

KQED Arts: What Do Haikus, Lesbians, and Cats Have in Common? Ask Anna Pulley

BuzzFeed: 7 Lesbian Sex Haikus (with Cats!)

AlterNet: Lesbian sex haikus from our favorite sex writer

AfterEllen: The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) Is Secretly About Lesbian Culture

“Expertly witty, punny, and gay…. Even if you think you’re not a poetry fan, or could care less for haikus, Anna’s inside jokes, astute observations, and informed opinions on queer woman and our very specific culture are all explored in accessible ways.”

East Bay Express: The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) Is a Hilarious Tribute to Queer Women (and Cats)

“[Pulley’s] insights into the trials and tribulations of queer dating, sex, and relationships are hilariously accurate―sometimes to an uncanny extent…. Kelsey Beyer’s delightfully subversive feline illustrations…are an apt accompaniment for Pulley’s uproarious poems.”

SF Weekly: Thinking Inside the Box: Anna Pulley’s Lesbian Haiku 

Autostraddle: Read a F*cking Book: The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) is Everything You Care About

“A miraculous little tome…hilarious, heartbreaking, wise, and wondrous haikus and punny, funny cat illustrations to accompany them…. Kelsey’s cat illustrations are brilliant…one of the most subversive and hilarious things I’ve ever seen…. No matter where you are on your gay ol’ journey, this book has something for you…if you buy it as a gift, you’ll end up keeping it.”

Naked Inside and Out Podcast: Anna Pulley, the LGBT Carrie Bradshaw

Pink News: Someone has written a book of haikus about lesbians and sex and cats, and it is awesome