Stuart Barnes' poems have been shortlisted for major Australian prizes & published at online &
in print journals & newspapers including Mascara Literary Review, The Warwick Review &
The Weekend Australian Review; others are forthcoming at Otoliths, in fourW twenty-three & Blasphemy.
'Mother and Son', creative nonfiction about his coming out, can be read at Verity La
He edits PASH capsule (http://www.facebook.com/pashcapsule), a magazine of love poetry, & is working on the manuscript for his first book of poetry. Currently he lives in Melbourne, Australia.
The Sea Anemones
in memory of Gwen Harwood,
who encouraged the eleven-year-old
me to write poetry
after her poem of the same name
- I cannot hear. The
- seaflowers are too bright.
- The word is: ever.
- Why add salt to salt?
- Not flowers, no, animals that must
- eat or