Gus Cairns, Joan's son, informs me that a selection of Joan's poetry is to be published posthumously. It will be a fitting tribute to one overflowing with joie de vivre who brought so much sunshine into the lives of others.
Joan Cairns will be remembered with great affection by all who knew her.
*3 of Joan's poems can be found at the side-blog POETRY2010
and 1 poem on the main Poet-in-Residence blog. Please enjoy.