Jim Carruth is the current poet laureate for Glasgow and the founder of St Mungo’s Mirrorball, the network of Glasgow poets. His first chapbook Bovine Pastoral appeared in 2004 and has been followed by a number of well received chapbooks including Prodigal (Mariscat, 2014), which won the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award. His first full-length collection Killochries was published by Freight in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year, the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize and the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize for first collection. His new collection Black Cart will appear in early 2017.
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