Jim Carruth

Jim Carruth was born in Johnstone in 1963 and grew up on his family's farm near Kilbarchan. His first chapbook collection Bovine Pastoral was published in 2004 and was runner up in the Calum MacDonald Memorial Award. Since then he has brought out a further five pamphlets and an illustrated fable. In 2009 he was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and was the winner of the James McCash poetry competition. In 2010 he was chosen as one of the poets showcased in Oxford Poets 2010. In 2014 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Glasgow.

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