"trumpeting 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 croche 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 was born in Hobart. At eighteen he moved to Melbourne, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Monash University, and he now lives and writes in Rockhampton. In 2015 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Prize for Glasshouses, and performed his poetry at Queensland Poetry Festival and Brisbane Writers Festival. Bend River Mountain, a co-authored anthology of poetry, is forthcoming from Regime Books. He is poetry editor of Tincture Journal and tweets as @StuartABarnes."