Flesh Becomes Word

Flesh Becomes Word The Incarnational Poetry of Scott Cairns

Start date: November 2009 11 episodes

Professor Scott Cairns reads his poetry, as well as that of other Orthodox poets.

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May 13, 2010

Return Directive

Scott reads poems from his collection Compass of Affection and then introduces us to the Russian Orthodox poet Olga Sedakova.

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Apr 30, 2010

Love’s Immensity - Part 2

Scott reads the writings of three Eastern Saints that he versified for his collection Love's Immensity.

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Mar 20, 2010

Love’s Immensity

Scott reads the writings of four early Church Fathers that he versified for his collection Love's Immensity.

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Mar 06, 2010

How We Fall

Scott introduces us to the poetry of Claire Bateman, a recent convert to Orthodox Christianity.

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Feb 24, 2010

Quiet Toil

Scott reads poems that resonate with the grind of our respective Lenten journeys.

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Feb 06, 2010

In Progress For Lent

As Scott is thinking about and preparing for Great Lent, he share some of his works in progress.

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Jan 23, 2010

Recovered Body

Scott shares poems from an old collection titled Recovered Body.

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Jan 09, 2010

Poems from the Holy Mountain

Scott shares the poetry of Tryfon Tolides, as well as the work of some Orthodox Saints whose writings exhibit a poetic sensibility.

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Dec 26, 2009

Figures for the Ghost

Scott reads some older poems from his book Figures for the Ghost.

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Dec 12, 2009

Advent

Scott reads the poems "Advent," "City Under Construction," "Possible Answers to Prayer," "Blessed," "The Modern Poet," and "Three Descents." He also shares the work of Liliana Ursu, gleaned from her collection of poems titled Lightwall.

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Nov 28, 2009

The Language of Poetry

In his inaugural episode, Scott talks about language and art and reads two of his Nativity poems, as well as a touching poem by Nick Samaras. The poems in this episode come from Compass of Affection: Poems New and Selected (Paraclete Press, 2006 - http://paracletepress.com/compass-of-affection-new-and-selected-poems.html). The Nick Samaras poem comes from Hands of the Saddlemaker (Yale University Press, 1992 - http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300054583).

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