Stuart A Barnes Stuart Barnes Queensland 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 His first poetry collection, Glasshouses (UQP), won the 2015 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Prize for an unpublished manuscript, was commended for the 2016 FAW Anne Elder Award for best first collection and shortlisted for the 2017 ASAL Mary Gilmore Award for best first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 2014–2015 he was poetry editor of Verity La, and from 2013–2017 he 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.