Stuart Barnes was born in Hobart in 1977; Gwen Harwood befriended him in the late-1980s. Since 2013 he has been poetry editor for Tincture Journal. In 2014 he was named runner-up in the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and co-judged the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards: Poetry. In 2015 Glasshouses (University of Queensland Press, 2016) won the Thomas Shapcott Prize and he performed at Queensland Poetry and Brisbane Writers Festivals at the invitation of their directors. His poems have been published widely, anthologised, exhibited, and shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize 2009 and 2010.
States of Poetry
Further reading and links
Stuart Barnes's website
Matt Hetherington interviews Stuart Barnes for Mascara Literary Review
Stuart Barnes's poetry at Seizure Online
Stuart Barnes's poetry at Cordite Poetry Review