The 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.
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.