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Stuart Barnes was born and grew up in Hobart, Tasmania, educated at Monash University, Victoria, and lives in Rockhampton, Queensland. His first poetry collection, Glasshouses (UQP), won the 2015 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Prize for an unpublished manuscript, was commended for the 2016 FAW Anne Elder Award for best first collection and shortlisted for the 2017 ASAL Mary Gilmore Award for best first collection. From 2013–2017 Stuart was poetry editor of Tincture Journal. Since 2017 he has been a program advisor for Queensland Poetry Festival. In 2018 he joined the advisory board of Bent Window Books.

QPF2018 kicks off in a couple of weeks!


I’m looking forward to reading new poems (and a few from Glasshouses) at The Big Read, Saturday 25 August, 4.30–6pm, alongside Alison Whittaker, Tricia Dearborn, Fury the Poet, Laniyuk Garcon-Mills, Zenobia Frost and Rae White.


On the same day, from 6–7pm, Rae White will launch Milk Teeth (UQP), their Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize-winning deb...

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Stuart Barnes Tracey wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite Stuart!"

Great to connect here, Tracey!


Tracey (Life and Literature) Thanks for the friend invite Stuart!


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