Scott Cairns, 17th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Scott Cairns

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Newport News Room, Webb Center

Author/Artist Bio

Scott Cairns has recently joined the faculty of Old Dominion’s Department of English as Director of Creative Writing. He has published three books of poetry: Figure for the Ghost, The Translation of Babel and The Theology of Doubt, and his poems have appeared in, among others, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The Paris Review and The Denver Quarterly. Since 1992, he has served as series editor for the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, an annual book competition from the University of North Texas Press.


Cairns read, along with Susan Power, on Tuesday October 4, 1994 in the Newport News Room, Webb Center at 3 p.m.


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