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Participants: Jim Carruth

Jim Carruth(Photo: Sheila Galvin)

Jim Carruth was born in Johnstone in 1963 and grew up on a dairy farm near Kilbarchan. He still works on the family farm at the weekends, which he finds a continuing source of inspiration. To date, Carruth has brought out three poetry collections, of which the first, Bovine Pastoral, was runner up for the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award in 2004.  In 2007 he collaborated with linocut artist Barbara Robertson on an illustrated fable, Baxter's Old Ram Sang The Blues.  He is also the current chair of St Mungo's Mirrorball – the Glasgow network of Poets.

StAnza 2009 Events:

Wed 18 March | Exhibitions Launch
StAnza Directors, artist in residence Al Buntin; music from Ferryport Fiddlers
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Café Bar

Wed 18 March | The Inklight Poets
Student poetry showcase – MC Jim Carruth
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar & Bistro

Fri 20 March | Risk A Verse
Open Mic with MC: Jim Carruth
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar & Bistro

Exhibitions, Films and Installations:

Mon 23 February - Mon 30 March | Cowpit Yowe
Concrete poetry exhibition by Jim Carruth
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 4 Gallery

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