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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: February 25, 2000

Visiting Poet to Discuss Religious Influences

A poetic look at religion will be presented by California State University, Sacramento Visiting Scholar Series speaker Scott Cairns on Monday, March 13.

Cairns will read some of his poems in conjunction with his talk, "Midrash as Generative Model: Tradition and the Individual Darshan." It will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the University Union's Hinde Auditorium.

CSUS poetry professor Joshua McKinney says Cairns is one of the few contemporary American poets to write consistently about theology and Christianity. Cairns' poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and The Paris Review. His collections include Recovered Body (Braziller, 1998), Figures for the Ghost (U. Georgia Pr., 1994), The Translation of Babel (U. Georgia, 1990) and the Theology of Doubt (Cleveland State U., 1985). He teaches at the University of Missouri.

The CSUS Visiting Scholars Series brings educators from around the country to discuss interdisciplinary topics with the campus community and the public.

Cairns' event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.

More information is available by contacting poetry professor Joshua McKinney at (916) 278-6925.


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