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Exquisitely crafted, these poems balance attention and adventure, emerging from a ‘créche 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.

Trumpeting, through blood & bone the glasshouse’s yellow stars.

Exquisitely crafted, these poems balance attention and adventure, emerging from a ‘créche 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.

Winner of the 2015 Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry

Reviews

Glasshouses is the brilliant nest for Stuart Barnes’ meticulous bowerbird poetics; as readers, we become the curious mate, charmed by his architectural wisdom . . . These are political, compelling poems, assembled with heart; they will never harden to stone

Jessica L Wilkinson

A beautiful and sophisticated collection of poems. Drawing on a number of complex techniques … the manuscript presents a deeply poetic sensibility at work

Judgesâ?? comments, Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

Man moves in a world made of things, beings and events. And things, beings and events move in the mind of man. Living in this half-transparent state triggers poetic reactions, strong and beautiful poems like the ones you’ll find in Stuart Barnes’ Glasshouses

Sjón

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  • Paperback

    9780702254130

    August 29, 2016

    U.Q.P. (Adult)

    104 pages

    RRP $24.95

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