Scott Cairns has gathered every poem he’s ever published in book form, and has also added previously uncollected work spanning three decades. A careful introduction by Gregory Wolfe and a tribute preface by Richard Howard make this the ultimate collection of Cairns’s work.
“Among American poetsof religious belief at the present time, none is more skillful, authentic, or convincing than Scott Cairns.”
—B. H. Fairchild, poet, National Book Critics Circle Award winner
“With Dostoyevsky and thepsalmists as his traveling companions, Cairns pursues his peregrinations through frustration and pleasure, desolation and eros, step by step realizing ‘how / fraught, how laden the visible is.'”
—Kimberly Johnson, poet,author of A Metaphorical God
Slow Pilgrim was named Englewood’s Best Poetry Book of the year in 2015 for the life and flourishing of the Church.