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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Mystery gets a Body!, 10 May 1999
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This review is from: Recovered Body (Paperback)
Erotic, holy, erudite, and deeply moving! I love how Cairns engages both metaphysical mystery and sensual materiality in a single amazing moment, in a single turn of phrase--as in "Loves" when Magdalen observes "All loves are bodily, require that the lips part, and press their trace of secrecy upon the one beloved." I'd say the visionary has returned to American poetry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Troubling revisions of Christian myth, 23 Aug. 1999
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I'm no convert, but I must say the charm and candor of these poems (not to mention the music and craft of the poems themselves) have me rethinking some of my knee-jerk dismissal of that old story. I'd heard he was a CHRISTIAN poet, but I didn't know he was also a POET. Amazing work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite, 16 Oct. 1998
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Cairns' best work yet. Personal highlights from the collection: "Interval with Erato" "The Estuary" "Short Trip to the Edge." Sweet, special work.
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Recovered Body by Scott Cairns (Paperback - Aug. 1998)
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