• Carruth, Jim

    Jim Carruth (b. 1963) grew up on his family’s farm near Kilbarchan. His first poetry collection Bovine Pastoral was published in 2004 and was runner up in the Calum MacDonald Memorial Award. Since then he has published five further collections and an illustrated fable. In 2009 he was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and in 2014 was Poet Laureate of Glasgow.

"Candlestick’s website is enticing and you might find yourself buying pamphlets of poems about puddings and bicycles..."Erica Wagner
The Times

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