Jim Ferguson

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Jim Ferguson is a poet and prose writer based in Glasgow. Born in 1961, Jim has been writing and publishing since 1986 and is a Creative Writing Tutor at Glasgow Kelvin College. His poetry collection 'the art of catching a bus and other poems' is published by AK Press, Edinburgh.

He was the 2011 'Poet Laureate' of the Scotia Bar, Glasgow.

Published books include the novel 'Punk Fiddle' and 'The Pine-Box-Jig Involves no Dancing' both published by Graham Brodie's Whirlpool Press. He has also written a short monograph on Robert Tannahill: 'Tannahill: The Soldier’s Return with an Introductory Essay by Jim Ferguson.' The essay is based on his PhD thesis 'A Weaver in Wartime.'

Commissions have included work for Scottish Television, Glasgow International Arts Festival, West of Scotland Housing Association, Scotland in Europe and The Clutha Trust.

Jim has worked as a Creative Writing Tutor in Preisthill, Govan, Lochwinnoch and Easterhouse.

Work has appeared in anthologies, on-line publications and in numerous journals and literary magazines, such as: Edinburgh Review, Common Sense, Minted, New Writing Scotland, Northwords, Cutting Teeth, Scottish Child, Nerve, Echo Room, Rebel Inc., West Coast Magazine, The Wide Skirt, Variant and Air.

He released a spoken word cd entitled ‘QUIRKY’ in 2009 (OG Records). 'More than Quirky' Jim's most recent cd is available on-line from the home page.

Other publications include:

  • Fugitive Bullets (contributor with Brodie, McGarrigle, Melville, Relax), 1 O’Clock Gun, Edinburgh, 2009.
  • Lament that Choruses Through your Broken Heart in Mutter Shutter, Scotland in Europe, Govan, Glasgow, 2010.
  • Songs to Drown a Million Souls, Fleming Press, Glasgow, 2013.
  • Walmart Pants short story in Gutter #14, 2016.

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