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Winner of the 2015 Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry.

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through blood &

bone the glasshouse’s

yellow stars

These poems orchestrate an eclectic and original music, curating their treasury of the new and reimagined. Exquisitely crafted, they balance attention and adventure,emerging from a ‘crèche of stars’ to blast wild and high in gilded radiance.With their gorse and honey, their ‘yellow spurs’ and ‘sunstruck ribs’, they are luminous and joyful, without forgetting bruises and shadows.

Stuart Barnes
Photo by Leigh Backhouse

Stuart Barnes

Stuart Barnes was born in Hobart, Tasmania, and educated at Monash University. He was runner-up for the 2014 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. Since 2013, he has lived in Central Queensland and been poetry editor for Tincture Journal. Glasshouses is his first book.