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Bale Fire

Jim Carruth author


Publisher:Birlinn General

Published:10th Oct '19


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Bale Fire is a book in three cycles. The first explores the darker side of communities in decline. The middle is a transposition of elements and characters of the Odyssey to a Scottish hill farm and its neighbours. The final part looks at the idea of harvest and loss.

Jim Carruth offers here both a celebration and an elegy. The poems in this collection address the themes of our time: war, friendship, honesty, violence, humanity and love.

'Carruth writes with ever increasing depth about the rural way of life – its many trials and drawbacks but also its lyricism'

-- Lesley Duncan * Herald *

'These are poems that will last as long as the land and the people they grew from'


-- John Glenday

'This is a book of lucid and visionary power'

-- Bernard O’Dono

ISBN: 9781846975004

Dimensions: 195mm x 130mm x 10mm

Weight: 95g

96 pages