Scott Cairns

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Scott Cairns (1954-) is an Orthodox poet, memoirist, libretist, and essayist. He serves as a reader/psalti at Saint Luke Orthodox Church (GOARCH) in Columbia, Missouri, where he is also a professor of English and the director of the creative writing program at the University of Missouri.

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  • The End of Suffering: Finding Purpose in Pain (Paraclete Press, 2009)
  • Love's Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life (Paraclete Press, 2007) ISBN 978-1557255259
  • Short Trip to the Edge: Where Earth Meets Heaven—A Pilgrimage (HarperSanFrancisco, 2007) ISBN 978-0060843229
  • Compass of Affection: Poems New and Selected (Paraclete Press, 2006) ISBN 978-1557255037
  • Philokalia (Zoo Press, 2002) ISBN 978-0970817730
  • Recovered Body (George Braziller Publishers, 1998, reprinted by Eighth Day Books, 2003) ISBN 978-0971748347
  • Figures for the Ghost (University of Georgia Press, 1994) ISBN 978-0820316017
  • Disciplinary Treatises (Trilobite Press, 1993)
  • Sermons for the Wary (Franciscan University Press, 1993)
  • The Translation of Babel (University of Georgia Press, 1990) ISBN 978-0820311999
  • The Theology of Doubt (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1985) ISBN 978-0914946526
  • Finding the Broken Man (Window Press, 1982)

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