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Jim Carruth

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Jim Carruth

Scottish Poetry Library Podcast

Scotland’s leading living poet of its rural experience, Jim Carruth grew up on a family farm near Kilbarchan. His latest collection is Black Cart (Freight). In 2014 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Glasgow. He’s also one of the founders of St Mungo’s Mirrorball, which is responsible for one of Glasgow’s best poetry nights and for pairing emerging poets with experienced poets for a year’s mentorship. In our latest podcast, Carruth discusses Scotland and the rural experience, mental health in the countryside, and not taking over the family farm.

28mins

12 Aug 2022

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Jim Carruth

Scottish Poetry Library Podcast

With warm words on the back of his latest collection from Douglas Dunn and Les Murray, Jim Carruth comes highly recommended. Scotland's leading living poet of its rural experience, Carruth grew up on a family farm near Kilbarchan. His first collection Bovine Pastoral was published in 2004, since when he has brought out a further five collections, the latest of which is Black Cart (Freight, 2016). In 2010 he was chosen as one of the poets showcased in Oxford Poets 2010.In 2014 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Glasgow. He's also one of the founders of St Mungo’s Mirrorball, which is responsible for one of Glasgow's best poetry nights and for pairing emerging poets with experienced poets for a year's mentorship.In our latest podcast, Carruth discusses Scotland and the rural experience, mental health in the countryside, and not taking over the family farm.

29mins

18 May 2017

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[West Port] Chloe Morrish & Jim Carruth

West Port Book Festival Podcasts

Farmer poet Jim Carruth grew up on his family’s farm near Kilbarchan. His poems have been widely published and anthologised and his debut collection, Bovine Pastoral, was runner-up in the Callum Macdonald Memorial award. He curates St Mungo’s Mirrorball, a Glasgow poetry project, and created and is currently coordinating the Clydebuilt poetry mentoring programme for supporting developing poets in Glasgow. Chloe Morrish was one of the first mentees of Clydebuilt 1. She was born in Brunei, lived in Oman as a child and ended up in Scotland where she went to school and wrote her first poetry (almost entirely elegies for dead pets). She’s now back in Glasgow and a primary school teacher. Her pamphlet, Three Little Ninjas, is published by Dreadful Night Press in Glasgow.

51mins

27 Jun 2010