James Caruth

Footingcover4The Footing (with Angelina Ayers, Mark Goodwin, Rob Hindle, Andrew Hirst, Chris Jones and Fay Musselwhite)
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The Footing is an anthology of specially commissioned poems on the theme of walking. James Caruth‘s contribution, the ten-poem sequence Tithes, considers public and private legacies – of war, religion and exile – over the course of a year in the North Sheffield parish of Stannington. A beautifully produced 96-page hardback book, The Footing was acclaimed by critic Billy Mills as ‘the best anthology of new work that I’ve read in years; anyone with an interest in contemporary British poetry should read it’. Click here for further details.

Dark Peak
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2008.  Long poem in 11 sections.  Listen to James Caruth reading the full poem below.

Heaven and earth
run to one in the day’s end.
A wind picks up
and dusk hugs the hills.
This is a time of gathering,
a time of disposal.
I take the path for home.

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