Jim Carruth

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.

Published on 19 May, 2017.

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