Every page of Cairns conveys the sacral, as revealed by the indwelling spirit of deserts, glacial fjords, kitti wakes, bald eagles, bears, and pine forests. Chris Hoffman’s vision is prayerful but not preachy. His voice, reverential but never pretentious. If Cairns is anything to go by, one would be pleased to meet him.
— Reg Saner, poet and essayist, author of So This is the Map, The Four-Cornered Falcon, etc. and winner of the Colorado Book Award
How did he ever get that much light into this small book? Cairns is the kind of joy bears would want if they were human.
— Evan Hodkins, Director of the School of Alchemy
Chris Hoff man’s thoughts and imagery evoke a myriad of life’s experiences in a few rich, moving lines. This book is a journey you will be delighted to share.
— Francesca Ciancimino Howell, author of Making Magic with Gaia: Practices to Heal Ourselves and Our Planet