Award-winning poet Scott Cairns will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. on April 3 at Hot Corner Café (at the corner of Washington and Hull streets). Doors open at 7 p.m. for this event, which is free and open to the public.
Cairns’ visit is sponsored by the Georgia Poetry Circuit, a consortium of schools that has brought some 75 nationally known poets to the state over the past 22 years. The Georgia Review, the University of Georgia’s acclaimed quarterly journal of arts and letters—now in its 60th year of continuous publication—has been the UGA coordinator since the Poetry Circuit’s inception.
Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Cairns earned his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1990. His spiritual memoir, Short Trip to the Edge, and a collection of adaptations and translations, Love’s Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life, will both be published later this year. Recent poetry collections include Compass of Affection: Poems New and Selected and Philokalia.