James Caruth was born in Belfast and lived there until 1982 before moving to Cape Town, South Africa. He now lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. His first collection, A Stone's Throw, was published by Staple Press in 2007 and a long poem sequence, Dark Peak, was published in pamphlet form by Longbarrow Press in 2008. Marking the Lambs was published by smith|doorstop in 2012.
The Death of Narrative was a winner in the Poetry Business Competition, judged by Carol Ann Duffy.